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Kimberly Jordan: Time to be thankful for much

dfox • Updated Nov 11, 2015 at 11:49 PM

The phrase “freedom isn’t free” may be used a lot, but it is more true every day.

There have been many of my family members who served and are currently serving in the armed forces. I thank God every day for all of them and the sacrifices they make for all of us. The same is true of several of my friends.

It is hard for many people to understand just how much these patriots give up in service to this country. I know I don’t understand all that they go through, but even though I don’t understand it, I’ll always appreciate it and be thankful for it.

As we are nearing the Thanksgiving holiday, and I’ve never really done the whole “30 days of thankfulness” thing that a lot of people do on Facebook, I’ll just jot down a few of the things I’m thankful for here.

First, I’m thankful for my family. They are always supportive, no matter what crazy thing I want to try and no matter what the outcome. There may be an occasional “I told you so” in there, but hey, it’s cool. Sometimes I deserve that. Regardless, I can always count on support from my family.

I’m thankful for some of the best friends anyone could ask for. Whether I’ve known them since elementary school or for a month, they are some of the sweetest and most caring people on the planet. I have a set of friends for high school who can make me laugh no matter what kind of day I’ve had. They are always there with some corny joke or other. Whenever I need advice, I can count on them to be willing participants. Sometimes the advice may not be what I expected, but it’s nice to know that I can ask for it.

I’m thankful for my husband, who deals with all my mood swings and quirks and still has a smile on his face at the end of the day. I’m thankful that our expected child is going to have a wonderful father to look up to.

And lastly, and the most insignificant, I’m thankful the Titans finally won another game. It was a bizarre game to be sure, but they finally put forth the effort I knew they had in them. Congrats to interim coach Mike Mularkey. Things just might be looking up for the two-toned blue.

Kimberly Jordan is a staff writer for The Democrat. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @wilsonnewsroom.

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