Being Thankful

As I enter into my fifth compassionate Thanksgiving, I find myself thinking over these last five years and how crazy they have been…

The kids and I became vegetarians.

I closed down my licensed child care to move across town and properly homeschool my daughter.

We got our first dog and shortly after, my son learned how to walk.

We lost my childhood cat, and shortly after, her younger brother.

My beloved Aunt Teresa committed suicide.

I wrote my first book. Then my second. Third. Fourth. Fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, ninth, and I’m currently working on my tenth. That doesn’t include stories I’ve done with other authors.

My husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary.

I bought my first car.

One of my best friends got married.

My Mother had two knee replacement surgeries.

We lost my grandmother’s long-time life partner, Bob. Then shortly after, my other grandmother passed.

My husband became a vegetarian.

We rescued two additional dogs, one from Mexico and the other from the border. And an awesome cat that has twice defeated death.

Both of my in-laws retired.

My son started Kindergarten and my daughter started Middle School.

I became friends with a spider that lived outside my bedroom window for over a month.

I’ve met amazing people online, some who will be life-long friends. And I am in love with my readers.

My son went on his first roller-coaster and taught himself how to ride his bike without the training wheels.

My daughter got her ears pierced – for the second time. And she now tries to wear makeup when we leave the house.

So many other things, good and bad, have happened over the last five years, and there is so much to be thankful for. I’m glad to be alive, and that I can be home with my family tomorrow to celebrate this holiday in a compassionate way, and that my children are happy and healthy. What more could a woman want?

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

4 thoughts on “Being Thankful

  1. Jane Straugh says:

    I loved reading your e mail. Wow you have had an eventful year! Recently I discovered your book ‘I hope you find me’. And then I read the second book in the series and just finished it last night. You now join my list of favorite book authors. Yeah! I hope there is a third book in this series. It says there is so I will do some searching on the web later. I am an avid book reader and as I am currently going through a very ugly divorce and I have many disabilities your books have been my escape from reality and Iam excited to read more of your work. I usually buy nook books on the B&N site as I have an account with them but if you prefer your reviews written on Amazon AND B&N I will gladly do that but unless I hear otherwise I will just do the B&N site. Thank you for your awesome story and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, animals included. 🙂


    • trishmarie says:

      Hi Jane! Thank you so much for the message and for reading! It sounds like you’re having a lot going on yourself, and I’m honored that you are spending some of your reading time with my stories! I am currently working on the second half of the third Find Me book, and hope to have it done around the New Year. I hope you like it!! Have a great holiday weekend! HUGS


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