i am thankful for time. better late than never, right?
i am most thankful for learning and loving.
learning that i can do things that i never thought possible. like run. i still dread it but am proud of myself for ever step. i am learning to say no, to not strive to do it all. it is freeing. i am learning to stop and breath when i am frustrated, when i am nervous, when i am overwhelmed. i am thankful that nadia has made this an art form, this breathing through the hard stuff thing. it is amazing what a little oxygen to the brain can do for a girl. i am learning to look for the positives in even the most difficult moments and am thankful that aidan is learning that too. i used to dread that the learning never stopped and now i am thankful that i get the chance to keep on learning to be better, to do better. i am grateful for the opportunity to learn and i am thankful that my children love learning, book learning and life lesson learning alike.
and the loving. i am so very thankful that i have a family to love that is not perfect, but is perfect for me. and that family includes so many beyond those in my home. i am thankful for the loving kiss goodnight from my aidan and the full body wrap hug each morning from my nadia. and the love i feel everytime aidan slips his hand into mine and everytime nadia tilts her head to the side and tells me i am the best. i am thankful that i have a husband to love just the way he is and who loves me just the way i am. the kind of love that goes beyond words. i am thankful for the love that my little spark gives me with just a little pat pat and a meow and the love on margo's big sloppy face and even for the love of the kitties that are knocking all of the ornaments off the decked tree.