If nothing else, my job often reminds me of how much I have to be thankful for...namely, healthy kids. Unfortunately, this year, I know a lot of families who are experiencing their first holiday season without their child, and others who are about to surely experience their last. In a word, it stinks. I realize that there are so many little moments I take for granted with my kids and I complain about them driving me crazy way too much. I fuss about potty training, and ear infections, and viruses, and so many stupid, silly things. I am fortunate in many ways to be a part of the journey of some families whose child has a major medical issue, sometimes terminal. It definitely puts things in perspective for me. I am not great at remembering these things sometimes in the midst of the daily grind, but here, right now, I am thankful even for these:
-fighting over eating veggies,
-waking up in the middle of the night because of a bad dream,
-crying over minor boo-boos,
-Jonah getting distracted over, and over, and over,
-Reagan screaming...etc, etc.
I am thankful, because these things mean my kids are alive, and breathing, and healthy, and normal. This year, I don't need anything other than that. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Thank you God, for my 2 babies!