I’m Thankful for Pain and Rude People

Thanksgiving.

 Giving thanks.

I cannot express how grateful I am for the blessings in my life. Not in words anyway.  But I’ll try.

My parents. Without them, there’s no me. My parents provided a blueprint from which I work from everyday on how to be a man, a husband, and a father. My mom’s unconditional love.

Momo and Dado (my in-laws) for their patience and love.

I am thankful for great neighbors, who support me by helping my family in my absence. Chad, Rae, Morgan, Bobby Hyatt, Robert, Bethany, Father Chris, and all the parishioners at St. Lawrence Church in Lawrenceburg, thank you.

 I am thankful for pain. You read that right, pain. Pain has made me stronger, physically and mentally. And I’ve had many times in my life where a weaker version of myself wouldn’t have been able to handle what I’ve been through.

I’m thankful for the people who have broken my heart. If it wasn’t for them, I would never realize how much love I get from my amazing wife, who has since mended my heart.

I am thankful for rude people. Thanks to them I know how to be kind, patient and caring to others.

I am thankful for every teacher I’ve ever had. Whether in a classroom, aboard a ship, or on a field. Thank you for helping me and challenging me to grow.

I am thankful for sports.

 I’m thankful for my Kentucky Wildcats, for showing the Louisville Cardinals how to win, and be gracious and humble champions. Although Louisville teams may not win as much as Kentucky teams, when they do at least they’ll look good doing it. After all, they will have learned from the best.

I’m thankful for my sister for always making me laugh.

I’m thankful for my brother for always giving me something to make fun of, see, there I go again.

I am thankful for my children, my beautiful children, Kenadee and Trey. I never knew how much my parents loved me until I had my own children, now I get it.

I am thankful for my wife Lindsay. It’s easy to take advantage of, and not truly appreciate, the things you have in your life every day.

Lindsay, I hold you as the thing I treasure the most in this world. I love you and the children with all my heart. YAMWW.

Happy Thanksgiving Kentucky!

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