Thursday, November 25, 2010
Trying to explain the concept of "thankfulness" to a four-year-old has made me think a lot about how much I have to be thankful for.
I am thankful for my husband, who works hard every day to support his family, then comes home to be the best daddy in the whole world. I could write a whole post on all the reasons I am thankful for my guy, but suffice to say, I couldn't ask for a better one.
I am thankful for my two beautiful, funny, completely different, sometimes annoying but almost always entertaining little girls. This mom thing is the most challenging job I've ever had, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I am thankful for my health and the health of my family--my husband, children, siblings and parents. I am thankful that after a very hard year, my brother is finally cancer-free.
I am so, so thankful for Kelsey, my amazing babysitter without whom I would probably lose my mind. I consider it divine intervention that she came in to our lives when she did and now I don't know what I would do without her.
I am thankful for my friends, both old and new, and the countless laughs, handful of tears, and many glasses of wine we've shared this past year.
I am thankful for the roof over my head, for a warm cozy bed to sleep in, for a car to drive and food to eat. I probably don't spend enough time being content with what I have instead of worrying about what comes next, but I realize there are millions of people around the world who would give anything to have what I often take for granted.
I am very blessed.