Another holiday season is rolling around and as I sit here in my bed, with some peace and quiet, I thought I would write a list of the things I am really thankful for this year.
It may not be a long list, but it is true and at times, selfish, the actual things that make me love my life, or to just help me get through my days of the week. I will write things down as some things pop into head.
- The birth of my second child: at 2 years and 3 weeks since I had my first child, little Miss E came along and turned my world upside down, for the better. She’s my little sweet pea and not a day goes by that I don’t think about how much I love that little girl.
- My decision to be a stay-at-home mom: I’m not saying that everyday is rainbows and sunshine. I’ve been out of the workforce now for 7 months now and I just simply can not complain that I don’t have to drive 35 miles each way to sit at a desk and crunch numbers and talk to customers all day.
- Community Programs: I would have never known that libraries and museums held story-time sessions for kids if it wasn’t for the group of mommy friends that I made out here since becoming a SAHM. It’s been a real joy to see my kids play with other children and learn about animals, sing songs and receive praise for their interactions with instructors. (And I get to get out of the house for some adult interaction as well!)
- My Blog: I may not have a gazillion readers, but to you that do take the time to read it, I thank you. This has given me a wonderful outlet to express myself as well as gain friends (and amazing products from companies!) and work on my writing skills.
- My neighbors: If you’re reading this, you know who you guys are. You are there to help me with the kids when I need it and we just have so much fun whenever we’re around the subdivision. It really does take a village to raise a tribe! My neighbors are truly people that you could borrow a cup of sugar from, help water their plants and invite over for a glass of wine, just because.
- My family: This is a given, but it’s so true. Without family to talk to on a consistent basis, I truly would go mad. Moving out here and living in a smaller city, at times I feel alone. My immediate family and in-laws are always there to talk and love hearing what we are up to.
- My gadgets: Yes, I salute you- my MacBook Air, My iPhone, my iPad….for without you, I would not keep up with the news, celebrity happenings, social media posts, FaceTime and texting with friends and family, and of course….the most important thing…keeping my toddler occupied while I was taking care of the baby (yes, I know…mother of the year).