Today, I am thankful for...
*The sun is shining. NJ has been so gray, snowy, rainy, slushy, yucky. Yesterday the girls and I were even outside for an hour with them scootering...it was no spring, but it was better than being inside.
*tv. Is this wrong that I listed this as number 2? You guys already know I love my fam more than the tv. BUT I love tuesday night tv and I'm looking forward to it.
*had a great meeting this morning planning future MOPS meetings and I just love my friends on the steering team. Such joy, encouragement, support, love. They get me and I get them. It's a great feeling.
*yesterday I went grocery shopping and happened to keep running into another mom there, with her severely autistic son, who was at least 8. I wanted to hug her, desperately. I wanted to have her over for coffee. I wanted to hear her story and cry with her. I did nothing, but smile at her and her son and pray. I know nothing about her life, except that every day she wakes up to a life she never knew she'd have, and somehow she has to have the strength to get through. What I am thankful for, is that I am not that mom. Does that sound horrible? Regardless, that feeling of praying for her, but being thankful I'm NOT her, has carried over into today. I wish I had thought of a way to talk to her without offending her.
*tonight I'll meet Kev at the YMCA with the girls for them to play in the daycare while he and Iwalk a few miles together. It's almost like a date so I'll take it. We love the Y.
*while I type this I am watching a DVR'd Oprah and the girls are in school. You can't get better than that.
*thankful for the feeling of thankfulness.