Today is American Thanksgiving. The food, history, and sales connected to today can often outshine the best part of what this day should be about; a reminder to tell the people who matter to you that you are grateful they are part of your life.
Thank you to my family who love and support me in every way, who are good people I love dearly, who are kind and loving and I miss with an aching heart.
Thank you to Luke, my partner in this world. He is talented, loving, hysterically funny, intelligent, caring, and wonderful. I am amazed and grateful every day to have his love.
Thank you to the people I am honored to call friend; some I have known for decades and others for days. Some I have lived with, and shared meals with, and hugged in person...and some I only know as a name on a screen. All who would take the time out of their day to share their wit and wisdom, to cheer me on or comfort me, your friendship is a blessing.
Thank you to those who believed in me and encouraged me to perform; from my fellow musicians who perform with me and recommend me for gigs, to the people who support my D&D podcasts and shows. For those who I play with, either oboe or D&D, thank you for sharing your joy. If you have allowed me to perform for you, and been a smiling audience, then you deserve a standing ovation.
If you are reading this, then thank you. You already deserve love and appreciation from above, but if these words have reached you then know that I will forever be honored and touched to have you in my life. If you made it here, then never doubt that you have changed my life for the better. And that's a gift worth more then anything.