Sunday, April 25, 2010

Much to Be Thankful For

On this Sunday morning I have much to be thankful for:

~Alexander will be 14 on Saturday. When I look at him, I am so impressed and amazed that I had a part in creating him.

~Since going off Arava on Wednesday, the pressure in my ribs has disappeared.

~In two short weeks Sophia's performances of "A Little Princess" begin. Her part in the play is small but the experiences she has gained already are huge!

~My amazingly creative sister Sherry is back to reading lots of books and sharing ideas with me.

~Steve has a gig tonight. I LOVE watching him perform.

~In two weeks my mom will be in Chicago for a short visit. She is flying in to see Sophia's play and because she loves us. Also, my brother Mike has a meeting in Chicago and will be able to see Sophia's show.

~In a little over a month I will be married for 22 years. I can't imagine my life without Steve. He makes me smile everyday and even on my worst RA days makes me feel like the most beautiful woman alive.

~Alexander and I watched Food, Inc. last week. Watching the film sent chills through my body but also gave me a greater appreciation for the food coop we belong to where we are able to buy free range meat and eggs from farmers we trust. Unfortunately, due to overwhelming harassment by the FDA, this coop can no longer provide fresh dairy to its members which makes me very sad.

~I have a job that I really like and works around the needs of my family.

~My dad used to sing to us when he woke us up in the morning. I do the same thing with my kids. I think of my dad every time I start singing my corny made-up songs.

~Alexander is teaching me about the Cuban Missile Crisis as he learns about it. Learning is so fun when you are taught by your children.

~Sophia often has strangers tell her that she has a beautiful smile. It is true. Like Alexander, I look at her and feel amazed that I helped create her.

~In July my sister Stacey and her boys are coming for a week long visit. I can't wait!

Some days are tough for me but each day I have these amazing things to wake up to. It is great being me!

Note: Once you start listing things that you are "thankful" for, the list becomes longer and longer. Give it a try. Leave a comment of something you are thankful for today.