obligatory thanksgiving post

Parenting has been not at all what I expected.  The funny thing is, I'm not really sure what I expected but it was not this.  I could have never predicted all of this.  This is so much harder than I ever thought it would be.  So much more personal inner conflict than I ever thought I could have.  So much MORE of everything than I ever even considered.  But not just so much more of the bad crap.  I never knew I could love someone so fiercely.  I never knew I could be willing to give my life over so completely.  I never could have imagined a world filled with such brilliance and beauty that is Lily and Anya.  Nothing could have ever prepared me for ALL of THIS.

And for that?

So effing thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you (yes, even you.  I don't care that you're not American, I'm still wishing you an awesome day).