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Saturday, March 24, 2007


It occurs to me that you guys get a lot of posts about things that are bothering me, because that is when I have the most motivation to write. Writing has always been a therapeutic process for me and I use it to work through the things I am struggling with. I thought that today, for a change of pace, I would list a few of the things I am thankful for in my life.

My Husband

I never thought is was possible to find a man who knows everything about me, knows how to deal with my moods, is a phenomenal Daddy to our children, works his little butt off to provide for our family to the best of his ability, and most of all... loves me so much more than I thought anyone could.

My Parents

Who have been there for me even when I am a complete idiot (1998 comes to mind). They are the best parents a kid could have ever asked for and they are even better at the grandparent thing! They changed diapers and ran stoplights and let me go when they knew I needed to fall and learn to get up again on my own.

My Grandparents

Who always try to feed me and send me home with garage sale finds that are too small or too big 90% of the time that I walk through their door. For being confidants in my teenage years, friends when I need them, and a constant guiding light in my life.

My Daughter

Who has taught me that we can overcome anything together. She has shown me all the extremes that exist in this world, from the cruelty of some strangers towards a disabled child to the selfless love and compassion from the hearts of others. She makes me notice small blessings that I would have missed without her in my life.

My Son

Who has turned me into my mother. My protective instinct comes out full force because of his trusting nature and un-tamable spirit. He can disassemble toys, break the TV, tear pictures off the wall, reprogram the remote and cause a massive computer crash all before lunch time (and I love that he is healthy enough to be such a tiny terror!)

It is a short and incomplete list, but it is the top of my list of things I am thankful for. Kind of funny when you think about it... none of them are "things".


guttergirl said...

You are so right. We often forget the "things" that we have are priceless and the cost of happiness can be high. Remember the good things and squash the rotten things with a good swift kick with a steel toed boot.
Best wishes my friend.

KATESGPA said...

Me thinks you've finally hit on one. My wife drives me crazy,my daughter pisses me off'sometimes', my grandaughter breaks my heart,my grand son is a major pain,and my son in law is doing the best he can under the circumstances.
But you know I wouldn't trade any of them for any thing cause every one of them is a gift from GOD and they do wonderful things to my heart.
I guess that says it all!


Melissa said...

guttergirl - I have to crawl out from under the bitter bits to see the lights in my life from time to time... it just takes a lot of effort to tunnel out sometimes. :)

Daddy- AWWWWWWW! Just sometimes?! Love you!