Happy Thanksgiving 2010

J Philip Faranda November 25, 2010

I have a day where I can catch my breath and veg out. I am surrounded by things I am thankful for, so I’ll share some of the reasons for my gratitude. 

  • I am thankful that my parents made the sacrifices they made so I could build the life I now enjoy. 
  • I am thankful for my brothers, who tease, support, advise, annoy, and understand me. 
  • I am thankful for my wife, who puts up with a tsunami of difficulty every day being the wife of a self employed lunatic, the mother of 4, one of whom has special needs, all while co -owning the firm with me and all that comes with it in this economy. 
  • I am thankful that my company has weathered the storm of the housing crash and has in fact grown to 18 agents since 2005. 
  • I am thankful for my agents, all of whom have honor, integrity, and loyalty. 
  • I am thankful for Luke, our oldest son, who is in 3rd grade and is a whiz at building things. 
  • I am thankful for Catherine, the first daughter born in our family since the 1890’s, who is, in one package, strength, sass, an artisan, and the apple of her father’s eye. 
  • I am thankful for Gregory, who despite his difficulties, is pure sincerity and authenticity. He is also very affectionate, a trait his mother and I treasure each day. 
  • I am thankful for Mark, the caboose, who is like the payback for every difficult moment we ever had with his siblings. He is a dream child and steals his mother’s heart daily. 
  • I am thankful for Max, our rescued German Shepard, who is 100% devoted to his humans. 
  • I am thankful for the community I live in, and that I am fortunate enough to be an American. 
  • I am thankful for my health, my ability to communicate, and my curiosity.
  • I am thankful that I can speak my mind, go where I wish, read what I wish, and associate with those whom I wish, free from fear or intimidation. 

 

Max taking liberties 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

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