I have been through some pretty difficult things over the past couple years. The most difficult thing is the death of my Mother. It is a persistent, nagging pain and a wound that seems endlessly deep. Currently, I am dealing with a scary, complicated pregnancy that I don't have any control over. Sometimes life is just hard.
The other side of that coin is that my life is good. Really good. My husband works hard. Everyday. My daughter is sweet and smart and healthy. Our house is sturdy and warm and filled with love and laughter.
November is a good month to remember the things that we are thankful for. It's amazing that in the midst of pain and worry, gratitude can still abound.
1. I am thankful for my daughter'ssweet nature. I fully acknowledge that I am lucky that she is generally happy, reasonably even tempered, and usually sweet.
2. My pregnancy pimples are finally beginning to subside.
3. My husband doesn't give me grief about watching all my favorite trashy reality shows (Beverly Hills coming soon, holler!).
What are YOU thankful for this afternoon?