My dear friend, Lara, posted a list of great things that have happened to her over the past week or so and the things she's grateful for this Thanksgiving. I was inspired by her to come up with my own list.
This has been a very good year for me and my family. Of course, the highlight is Baby Girl and all of the things she has accomplished in her growth and development. I know they are the same things all small children learn, but somehow when it's your own child, every step seems so much more exciting. I love that she has learned to say, "I love you, Mommy!" and would happily give everything I have to continue hearing it. I am so grateful that she is healthy and happy. So many children in this world are not so fortunate. I hope and pray that we are able to give her a little brother or sister who is just as healthy and blessed as she is.
I am grateful for Hubby and the love he and I share. We make one hell of a team and we become even more so every day. He is my best friend and after nine years together, I still have a huge crush on him!
I'm thankful for so many other things as well: my family, my dear friends, those that I've knows forever and some that I've only recently gotten to know, my grandmother for imbuing me with my great love of all things yarn, my husband (again) who tolerates my addictions, Haagen Daz Pineapple Coconut ice cream, my cranky 13-year-old cat, my slow-cooker, Mason-Dixon knitting, and chocolate. I could go on and on, this is a really great world we live in despite what people may say. Little things count and make me happy, like the group of construction workers who let me keep my place in line at Golden Corral even when I had to run off to chase Baby Girl (and told me how beautiful we both were without being creepy), the lady in the parking lot who started to back out and then pulled back into her spot when she saw me and Baby Girl coming even though she didn't have to, and the little girl at the park who announced that Baby Girl was her best friend and took her by the hand to go play even though they had never met before in their lives.
So, there's my warm-fuzzy for the day. Thank you, Lara, for reminding me that sometimes we just need to reflect on all the good things that surround us!