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Happy Thanksgiving

by Ilana Angel

November 26, 2009 | 2:43 pm

I am thankful for my son.  He is a remarkable and fabulous young man and I am truly blessed to be his mother and friend. I remember my entire pregnancy, when he was a baby, when he told me loved me for the first time, when he started school and when he became taller than me yet I can’t remember a lot of things from before he was born. 

My life started in a new way when he came into it and I am so thankful.  Last night we went to see KISS in concert.  As they started to play Detroit Rock City my son took my hand and told me that he loved me and that he was glad I came with him.  He then continued to hold my hand through most of the song.  It is a memory I will treasure forever.

I am thankful for my family.  We are all a little crazy but wonderful people and I love them with all my heart.  I am thankful for my mother who has taught me so much and every time my son tells me he loves me I am reminded to pick up the phone and tell my mom I love her.

With my family far away the holidays are hard because I wish I could give my son the experience of a big family but it’s just us so we will go to friends and in the end they’re like family and one could argue more special because we choose them.  I look forward to meeting my Beshert and having my family grow.

I am thankful for my blog at the Jewish Journal.  It is my pleasure to write and share my journey and it is a wonderful thing that I can talk about my life and my search for love and also be able to share my opinions because where else could I say I hope to find love and that Donny Osmond is a homophobic pig who should be ashamed of himself?  The Jewish Journal baby!

I am thankful for JDate.  Yes you heard it correctly my darlings I am thankful for JDate.  I am meeting some nice men and putting myself out there and learning about myself and what I want at this stage of my life and I am also getting a front row seat with a perfect view of what it is that I don’t want so they are stuck with me because I’m in it and I believe.

Take a moment out of your day to say thanks for all the service men and women who are protecting us while we get to be with the ones we love and pray that they all get to come home safe and sound.  Say thanks to the members of the IDF and their families as they fight to protect Israel.  These are brave and heroic people who deserve out gratitude and praise.

I hope you all have a very happy, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving full of family, football and shopping.  If you see a soldier say thank you,  If you see someone on the street asking for help, then help them.  We are blessed and it is only when we share our blessings that we are able to receive blessings.  Be safe and keep the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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