Saturday, February 13, 2010

22 Thanks

These days are so much a blur lately. I go from appointment to appointment, from decision to decision all day long, every day and between the appointments and decisions I care for my little one's. Even though these days are challenging I try to find hope and light in each one of them. A friend gave me a bracelet last week. It has 22 beads. Each bead represents something I am thankful for everyday. Even though these days are challenging I find it easy to find 22 things I am thankful for everyday.

Today I am thankful for:
  1. The time I have with each of my kids everyday.
  2. Living in the beautiful desert.
  3. 70 degree weather in February.
  4. My husband being so in love with my kids.
  5. Having fresh, organic produce to cook up for my children to eat.
  6. Being able to eat a delicious meal with my family every night.
  7. For my mom and her amazing ability to help.
  8. For all our therapists.
  9. For Soliz' insurance.
  10. For Soliz' g-tube.
  11. I am so thankful that Soliz weighs 19 pounds (he gained 5 pounds in one year! on an amazing "blended diet" that I prepare for him daily).
  12. The blended diet and knowledge of the importance of nutrition in our lives.
  13. Friends who are not scared to SEE my world.
  14. Denise.
  15. Desert lupine growing in my front yard.
  16. The doggies and cows and horses that live down the block.
  17. Foundation for Blind Children.
  18. The bells that I can hear from my house every night.
  19. A warm bed to sleep in.
  20. My kids health.
  21. My own health.
  22. Soliz' smile.
I could go on. And this feels good as there are moments in the day that I forget. It is so important to remember. Can you think of 22 things you are thankful for?


Hannah said...

What a great reminder to step back and think of all the things I am thankful for. We really do have such full lives!

tia hil said...

I am thankful for you!