On this Thanksgiving day weekend I’d also like to express our gratitude to you! The encouragement and kindness that we have received from clients, friends and colleagues has been overwhelming! So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love my job, this business and the constant opportunity to serve you and tell your stories.
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Here it is, THANKSGIVING!!! The most thankful of all thankful posts.. which is sort of silly… I believe that we were made to respond very beautifully to gratitude. Nevertheless, I am glad to use this post on this day to share my gratitude for my amazing and beautiful wife Jennifer! She is kind, loving, wise, encouraging and thoughtful in every way. Going out to eat, chilling at home, making awesome food, or exploring the world, I am blessed and thrilled to have Jennifer be my best friend, constant encourager, and perfect other half. With love (and thankfulness),
Here in this second Thankful “Thursday” (and by “Thursday” I mean, “missed my deadline by a day for now it’s Friday”) post, I’d like to give special thanks for my family. My parents showed me how to love an respect each other, they gave me a legacy of kindness and joy that was inherited from my grandparents. They showed me innovation, persistence, and steadfastness. I owe a great debt of love to my parents that I will gladly pay off for the rest of my life. One phrase often spoken in our house that I am forever grateful to have ingrained in my character (and I can still see myself crying on the stair with a ninja turtle clutched tightly in my hand, as my father said,) “people are always more important than things.” It may seem simple or rudimentary to many, but for me, it’s a golden rule that gives me joy as I serve my wife, my friends and family, and even my clients.
My brothers are a whole other story of gratitude! they encourage and support me, laugh and cry with me, and most of all they like me and I like them. I totally understand families that drift apart through time and space, for various reasons seeing each other less and less… but I am truly thankful that I am close with my brothers. I could continue to ramble but that’s not my goal here in this post. I just want to express my gratitude for amazing people that I love.
Firstly, I just plain don’t think it’s fair for the last Thursday in November to get all the pressure for all of our thankfulness… as a result, I’d like to take a few moments over the next few Thursdays to express my gratitude. The first on my list, is my wife’s family. From births, birthday parties, vacations and other special moments (like ENGAGEMENTS!! WOOT WOOT!), the tapestry of love and encouragement runs deep and strengthens everyone it touches. I am blessed to be a part of this family, and I am thankful in every way for the way that Jennifer has been shaped through the wisdom and kindness of her family. I love the phone calls I get from my nephews, the hugs I get from Granny, the warmth of hospitality show through even the simplest cup of coffee from Mom M., the wisdom and generosity from Dad M., and the joy that is constantly expressed from all the siblings. Re-reading that sentence causes me to pause and wonder if I’m viewing the world too much through rose colored glasses… but then I realize that’s what gratitude has the power to do… it gives us the constant ability to see the best parts of anything and everything. So call me an optimist or a romantic if you’d like, I’ll look past the sarcasm and be grateful for the compliment.
November 2013 \\ Columbus, Ohio \\ Couldn’t have asked for an awesome-er senior to be my debut Derk’s Works senior! He is one cool dude; crazy-smart, super-tall, down-to-earth. Ladies and Gentleman… Jeremy.