Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finally, the Weekend is Here!

It's been an extremely stressful & emotionally exhausting week so I'm thankful that it's Saturday & I have the next two days to spend with my family! With all the uncertainty of what to expect with my grandma's recovery, I've been remembering all the things I do have to be thankful for. I'm up early today since Cam decided to wake up this morning, climb out of his crib & find that he was scared senseless when he found himself completely alone in the center of our living room. Mike was gone, taking his mom to the airport so I got him back to bed & have been unable to sleep since. I've been laying in bed, thinking of all the many things I have to be thankful for, some little, some big. Most of all, I'm thankful for my family. Cam & Mike are everything to me & I'm so lucky to have those two wonderful men in my life. I'm also lucky to have siblings & parents that are always there for me. It's a great feeling to know that someone has my back no matter what. I'm thankful for my friends, both near & far. Losing my grandma & having my other grandma extremely ill has made me thankful for the friends that I have. I've gotten sympathy cards in the mail as well as texts/e-mails after my grandma passed away & knowing people are keeping me & my family in their thoughts & prayers warms my heart. I've also appreciated the distraction of having my friends near, allowing me to laugh & relax for a minute, giving my brain a rest from all the stress. I'm thankful for my house & the comfort & coziness of it. And I'm loving our new flat screen TV! I don't think I'll ever take it for granted & stop appreciating just how beautiful the picture is. We'll be painting the wall behind our TV today, so I'll be thankful for the new change & fresh look.

I'm also thankful that I now live in Florida which allows us to spend our downtime outside in the middle of January. It's awesome that Cam can go to the park & run & play when it's winter. I'm thankful for my pets who give us plenty of comedic relief. I'm thankful for our dishwasher, that frees up so much of our time & for my morning coffee which eases me into the day. I'm thankful for good food & wine, whether we're cooking at home or dining out. There are so many things I have to be thankful for! I'm thankful to have had such amazing grandparents as I grew up & became an adult. And I'll continue to pray for my grandma & that no matter what ends up happening, she has no suffering. I'll also pray that as Cam transitions to a toddler bed, which will likely happen this weekend, he continues to be a good sleeper & cooperates by staying in bed. I think it's going to be a rocky start & I imagine he'll get out of a bed a gazillion times for the first few nights, at least.

So through all the stress, I'll continue to remember all of the the things that still make me happy.

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  1. Great idea beb, I'm thankful for all those things too. :)

  2. Yeah, right, Mike! You hate our dishwasher!