I know it's really cliche, but I am so very thankful for my children. Oh sure, they are expensive, always wanting and needing stuff, and lets not talk about the food they consume.... but they are also a true joy. They're brilliant minds playing in the world with their bright shinning eyes. I'm so immensely thankful for every time they hug me. For all the time they want to be with me. My life would be so much emptier, even if I did have time for more of my hobbies, without them.
(I wanted to write a lot more about this, and maybe I'll come back to it when I get to an associated thankfulness, but right now I am simply too tired from being needed as mom to my sick little boy.)