Johnny and I have been together for exactly half of my life. In all of those years, I could probably count the number of times both of our families have been in the same room, at the same time, on my two hands. As many of you know, my step-dad passed away this year, and though it has been extremely hard on the family, I would like to think that it has ultimately brought us closer. This year my family will be joining Johnny's family for Thanksgiving. It makes me so incredibly happy to think about all of these people I love in the same house, enjoying each others' company and bonding. My step-dad, JR, will definitely be missed, but I do have this something extra to be thankful for. A new and beautiful relationship is growing.