Today I am thankful that my ex-husband lives 3000 miles away and my kids only see him 2-3 times a year. I don't know that I could handle living close enough for more visits and having to deal with drama. I think the distance helps the kids clearly define our separate lives.
I am also thankful that my kids and I have a good life together. We have created a family life that we all love. This includes my parents and it's so wonderful. I would not trade my life for anything!