Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gratitude



Writing
Writing is such a release and a personal relief from stress. Recently, just short writing blocks have helped me from feeling like I am having a panic attack-which I suppose is a positive thing! Taking this forum is new for me, I hope I can express my feelings appropriately. On that note, expressing gratitude, even in low points, really has worked in getting out of a funk. So today I am grateful for the many generous caregivers in our life that help us with the kids. Mom, Dad, Abbey, Christina, Alex, Kayla, Matthew, Pam (and the countless people at church) and Sarah-you are appreciated! Oh and the teachers, aides, therapists who work with the kiddos every single day- truly you are angels from God! When Hillary said it takes a village, she had no idea.....

What are you grateful for?

(and please do not say people that don't end sentences with a preposition.)

My friend Denise-such a gift-always helps me with the kids! Here she and Johnny are before taking a ride in her sweet convertible! Wonder why he loves her?

So grateful for Fall, then found out my furnace is broken. So now I am thankful for a woodburning fireplace.

If this is fuzzy, it is because Johnny was throwing an absolute fit on the way to school yesterday and beating on the back of my seat. I pulled over to calm us both down and spotted this sunrise. I saw its beauty as a sign from God. Which worked out nicely for Johnny, because he needed a little God at that moment!

Have I mentioned how grateful I am for Johnny and Elizabeth's teachers? Heather, Lindsey, Judy, Kathy-thank you for making this picture happen-I know it wasn't easy. I will blog on this later, I have to stop laughing first!

Today, I am grateful for Sarah. She is a consummate caregiver and always is there for our family (the baby she is kissing? I have no clue, she loves them all and they love her!) She also reads and comments on every single thing I write, which is so very nice. Love you Sarah!