Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday I remembering to thankful.

Addie is thankful for her stuffed Uni
I am so very thankful for my family.  I am thankful for their opinions, their oddities, their voices, their hugs, their health.  An old friend unexpectedly lost his amazing brother this past week- thinking of all he is going through makes me realize how lucky I am for family have.  Yes, at times we don't see eye-to-eye, and of course each of them can drive me batty in their own special way, but they are my family and I love them.

I am thankful for my husband.  He gets up every day and goes to a stressful job, yet he still manages to come home to our chaos with a smile.  He knows when I am at my breaking point, takes over the girls and orders me upstairs to the bathtub with a glass of wine.

I am thankful for friends who pick up the phone, shoot off funny texts, get on airplanes, and drive for hours for a visit. I feel so lucky to have friends near and far who let me rant, help me laugh and keep me sane.

I am very thankful for my daughters.  Both of them.  I love the one that coos and ahhs and shrieks and dirties diapers.  I love the one that has endless questions, demands attention and is generous with hugs and kisses.  I am thankful for who they are helping me become.

I am so very thankful.


Mich said...

This made me cry and it wasn't even that cry-ey....I need this baby out so these hormones quit messing with me.

And I am thankful for your family too!

Kathy said...

AND your family (especially me) is thankful for you!!! I'm SURE I'm not one of those who drive you crazy!?!?

Sue said...

Or, Michelle, you could just be a sensitive sap like me who gets choked up over non-cry-ey posts with no good hormone excuse.
Great post, Jessica dear.