This time of year always gets us thinking about what we are thankful for. And there are the usual responses, we're thankful for family, friends, health, and happiness. Every year we go around the table, we give our generic responses, but I try to be thankful everyday.
I am thankful for:
My healthy, adorable, happy, crazy, energetic little boy who makes me smile everyday. I am so thankful for his health, knowing that things could be a lot worse for him. I'm thankful for his genetic makeup and the fact that he doesn't have our family's "bad gene" for muscular dystrophy. I'm thankful his lungs took their 3 extra days to get strong in the NICU and haven't caused a problem since. I'm thankful that we know about the hole in his heart and are watching it carefully. I'm thankful that he has his dad's sense of humor. I'm thankful that he loves our animals so much. I'm thankful for his hugs and affection. I'm thankful for him everyday, because of him I get to be a mommy, which is the best and hardest job I'll ever have.
My husband, who also makes me smile everyday. I'm thankful that I not only love him, I like him a whole lot. I'm thankful that he knows every thing about me and still loves me back. I'm thankful that we work together and communicate, even if it takes so much work some days, it really is worth it in the end. I'm thankful for his drive and motivation.
My family, which isn't perfect, but still made me the person I am today.
My job, because in times like these, there are so many people without them.
My health, even though diabetes is the most annoying thing sometimes, I can manage.
My friends, who are the most fun and supportive people I know.
I'm also thankful for the following:
Chai tea lattes
The snooze button on alarm clocks
Girl Scout cookies