Today, Thanksgiving 2014, also marks my parents' 38th wedding anniversary. I am so thankful to have been born their daughter. I am so thankful they raised me in a true Christian household, and I am thankful I've known God my whole life. I'm thankful for my amazing job as a Library Technician at the Lemon Grove library. I'm so thankful for my best friend, Janelle, and her new family. I am thankful for my amazing sister, her husband, and my wonderful niece and nephew. I am thankful for my harsh and loving brother who is my editor. I am thankful God brought me into Lisa Shapiro's Novel Writing class for four semesters and the people I met through her. I am thankful God brought Adam Hanson into my life, and I am so thankful for all the people I've met because of my husband. I am thankful to be volunteering at Vista Grande Community Church, and I am thankful for my step-mother-in-law, Nancee Hanson, for continually telling me about the San Diego Christian Writers' Guild until I finally joined. I am thankful for all the experiences I've been through to bring me where I am today. I am thankful for being friends with Nathan Stone and all the fun, imaginative creations we made together. I am thankful for working at Costco and meeting such wonderful people as Juan Guiterrez, Megan Webster, Vance King, Sarah Brown, and so many others who have given me tons of support, ideas, creativity, and help. I am thankful for the beauty of the world that God has made for us. I am thankful for hope, freedom, and all of the opportunities I have as an American. I am thankful for every breath I have, and I am thankful for all the people in my life. I am thankful for God's timing, and I am thankful for everything He has provided me. Thank you to everyone in my life for being such a great part of it!
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.