01 Thanksgiving for my Marriage


It’s the 1st day of 30 Days of Thanksgiving for my Marriage, please join us every day in November for a deep reflective exercise of sincere gratitude meant to renew the soul of your marriage.  Dig in and find your true gratitude.

I am grateful for the first thing about my spouse that confirmed they were “the one”.

I’ll admit being a young previously divorced single mother, my requirement list for my next love interest was quite long and looking back, unrealistic.  You just can’t plan what will capture your heart.  The one thing I was sure about was that I didn’t get married for the right reasons at the right time, and I didn’t want to ever go through or put anyone through that again.

I didn’t really know what I was looking for until I found it.  A younger than I firefighter who had relatively nothing in common me with was not on my list, but that’s exactly what I found.  Then the big he’s the one moment happened a few months in.  I knew from the very moment I realized he accepted my child as his own, caring for her like a parent would, even  before discussing it, he was IT.  I knew he was the one so much that I proposed on Leap Day, February 29th, 2008 and we were married on November 29th, 2008.  He’ll tell you he married me because I know my way around the kitchen… but that’s for another day. 😉  It hasn’t been Happily Ever After… but there are years of  growing gratitude and going strong.

What is the first thing that confirmed you had found your one?

November is such a great time for that BIG GIVE in your marriage.  If you’re not in a place where feeling thankful is easy, dig down deep.  Find true gratitude.  Renew the soul of your marriage.  Awaken those feelings you’ve forgotten.

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Jessie -

Administrative Assistant at FirefighterWife.com
I'm a work from home, 30 something, small town, Southern Georgia girl. I have two daughters, one in high school and one in primary school. I am the wife, biggest supporter and BFF to my country Firefighter/EMT husband of 8 years. When I'm not juggling life, I like cooking, crafting, gardening and just enjoying life.