Well, apparently while doing homework on a Sunday night is NOT the time to ask a 14 year-old young man what he is thankful for! I think I offered up more than a few suggestions of things to discuss and the best reply I got was a half-smile with a “maybe.” Gosh – I thought girls could be moody!
Regardless of the homework attitude, I have been listening to Emmet for specific appreciation of things over the past few days. Little does he know, I spotted a number of things he is glad to have – the main one, since I am writing this and get to put words in his mouth – a FANTASTIC Mom!!!! Heehee!!! Ok, he might not be quite so enthusiastic about saying that, but I like to make myself feel good. However, last night when he came in from wrestling practice, the first question was, “What’s for supper?” I was in the midst of making homemade Runza’s & I got a HUGE hug and “thank you” & “I love you” from him! It is true – the way to a teenage boy’s heart is through his stomach!
I also happen to know that Emmet really enjoys hunting and shooting. When he was struggling with writing a speech on Saturday, I encouraged him to head outside and either go hunting or do some target practicing. I don’t know how many rounds he shot, but practice he did! I am absolutely certain that he is thankful for the opportunity to live in the country where he can work on his marksmanship skills almost anytime. He is such a guy’s guy!
As a mom to Emmet, I am thankful he will come to me or his dad when he has an issue – whatever that issue might me. I have noticed that he tends to favor Matt over me for certain things – mostly because they like to laugh at me when I’m not “in the know.” And, I think that’s great! Laughing together is one of the things that keeps our family close. If we lose the ability to joke with one another, we have lost many of the joys life has to offer.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we are all thankful for our food and those who grow it. I am also thankful for so many other things that aren’t tangible things & I hope you are, too.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone ~ I wish you all a blessed holiday!