Every Sunday, Kayla's mom Michelle (http://mdbeau.blogspot.com/) posts her Grains for Gratitude. Such an inspirational list of thanks lifts my mood every week, even when the thanks are such small items, like going out to see a movie with a friend. I am thankful for all things in my life, so I am going to rip off Miss Michelle and (hopefully) post often as well. Remembering why we are thankful will certainly push aside those times we are down.
1. I am thankful to Michelle, Kayla's mom for inspiring me every time I read her blog... as I am also thankful to the other mom bloggers out there - Nancy, Lisa, Teresa, Aspen, Amy, Noel, Heather, Julie, Penny, Laura, Katie, Tara, Camille, Michelle, Nicole, Kim, Anna... and the many more I read - who advise me, cheer me up, bring me back to Earth, and find me solace.
2. I am thankful for the peace of mind I have since completing our trips to Kentucky and Children's Hospital WS clinic. I am more at ease with Brady, like we are on track and have strong, defined goals in front of us. I know he is more delayed than other WS kids his age, but he is also more capable than I give him credit for.
3. I am thankful for Mom and Dad giving me a new book for Christmas that I am hooked on - Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. Yes, it is one of her amazing stories, and it is about faith. I will certainly send off a full report when I am done. I am just thankful to be in the middle of a good book right now, because I find having any little time to read and chill out is a gift to myself that I don't always remember to do.
4. I am thankful that Tom was fixing the grout and caulking in the bathroom this weekend so I couldn't take a shower until later in the day today -- which means the kids and I did not go ANYWHERE today and played and relaxed. The fact that it was lightly snowing was a topper. I suppose it also means that I am thankful that Tom can fix things like that, he is such a handy guy! :)