My Family: You sheltered me as a child, spoiled me to no-end when we didn’t have two nickles to rub together and taught me that we didn’t need money to be happy. You taught me to appreciate the little things in life and not to care what others thought. Though miles have come between us in location it has never separated our hearts. When I met Mr. Fantabulous my family expanded. My new family welcomed me with open arms and open hearts. You made me a part of your lives and loved me as your own. I love you all so much.
My friends, no.. my extended family: Those that know me know I do not use the word friend lightly. To me friendship is something to be cherished. I’ve been truly blessed to have some of the most amazing people in my life and the honor to call them my friend. Some of you have grown with me, held me when I cried, laughed with me over things only ‘we’ got, listened to me when I needed to talk and protected me when I was in harm’s way. You had my best interest at heart. Though some of my friends I don’t see that often they are never far from my heart. Everywhere I go, I take a piece of them with me. I truly cherish each and every one of you.
My work: Yes, my work. In today’s economy I’m thankful and lucky to have a job. But there’s more to it. I am truly blessed as I have a job that I love and work with some amazing people. My work family as I call them affectionately are just a big part of my life as everyone else. These people I spend 10-12 hours a day with 5 days a week. You create a bond with them that is rare in today’s workforce. Sure you have a few jerkfaces, what company doesn’t but for the most part I’m pretty darn lucky. I get to do a job that I absolutely love, that’s challenges me on a daily basis, that is so rewarding and that also affords me to meet some pretty amazing people.
My TKW family: What started off as a girl, a dream and an undeniable passion for being the kitchen you’ve welcomed me into your homes and have allowed me to share The Kitchen Whisperer with you. We will continue on this journey together and see where it takes us.
My freedom: To the men and women that protect this right for me to follow my dreams, keep me and my family safe and that keep hope alive for all of us; Thank you!
and lastly, but most importantly, My husband: My love… you are the very best thing to ever happen to me. You love me without question, support me on my hopes and dreams, encourage me to go after what I want, challenge me, protect me and respect me. You are the only one that “gets me”. We can carry on complete conversations without saying a word. You laugh at my dorkiness, say it like it is and put up with my pig obsession. You supported me 100% with starting The Kitchen Whisperer and following my dream. You’re my most honest critic and biggest fan. You are my best friend, my heart and my soul. You are my Mr. Fantabulous; my everything.
So to all of you, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Happy Thanksgiving!