Telling his story because right now he can't,
learning how to help, day by day
Thursday, November 26, 2009
On being thankful...
I get more and more thoughtful about Thanksgiving each year. It really is my favorite holiday. I guess as we age we begin to realize just how lucky we are.
Again, this year, I am thankful for family the most.
Jake who can build anything and who together we have built this beautiful life.
Molly who is the brightest, sweetest, bubbliest, funniest daughter a mom could ever hope for.
Shea who has taught me so much about patience and kindness and hope and acceptance.
Thanks goes to my generous parents who are an active part in their grandkids lives and are always up for an overnighter.
I am thankful for my brother and his beautiful, warm and gracious new family.
A give particular thanks for my dear friends on this sparkly rock in the middle of the sound. My live is rich with talk and ideas and laughter and love.
And, I am thankful for this sparkly rock itself! Somehow we managed to find the best place in the world for us.
I am thankful for my readers and the friends I have made through my blogs. I am thankful that I have found such a healthy, creative way to share some of life's quandaries. And, for all you great folks who actually read it. Bless your hearts!
Finally, this year I am thankful for our new pussy cat, Lulu, who has melted the crunchy exterior of our hearts and leaves only the ooy-gooy center with her crazy antics, purring snuggles and obliviousness about how hard to bite or whether that tea cup with tip or not.
I guess I am a pretty simple person. It doesn't seem like all that much now that I write it all out but I feel like the luckiest person in the world.
Hope your holiday is warm and wonderful with friends and family.
I am a 40 something mom who lives on a beautiful little island in the Pacific NW. It is a wonderful place to raise kids and we have two. This blog is dedicated to my son, Shea, who has a severe speech delay and extensive food allergies. And, to all the parents and people who work with children with special needs.