Friday I was thankful for the awesome books I scored at the thrift store in perfect condition for only $2. I'm sure it was a $50 haul at least!
Saturday I was thankful for awesome penpals. I got some long letters and especially loved the 4 page one from Amy.
Sunday I was thankful that I got to talk to three of my favorite guy friends on Facebook. My husband, Jeff and Andrew.
Monday I was thankful for The Hunger Games! I started it that night and was immediately hooked. Thanks to everyone who suggested it. (I finished it Wednesday night!)
Tuesday I was thankful for a beautiful sunny day at the park. Apparently it was the last one we're expected to have for a while.
Wednesday I was thankful that I could eat chicken noodle soup for breakfast. Having a cold is blah!
Today I was thankful for Ariana. I stumbled upon 2 blogs about 2 different mothers who lost their babies. One at 7 months and one at 4 months. I found myself sneaking to their blogs several times today and reading their stories. Their grief is almost palpable. It's so raw. And it makes you take a moment and really appreciate your own child. Their health. Their happiness. Their 2, almost 3 year old mischievous selves. Today I was thankful for the little messes she still makes when she eats, her rediscovering that annoying whistle, her laughter when she plays, stepping on a Barbie shoe. Even though I'm hoarse from a cold/cough I sat and read to her for over and hour while it rained outside. I took the time to get extra hugs. Let her play extra long at bathtime and read her an extra story at bedtime. I'm thankful that I have these things to be thankful for while those mothers who lost their children would give anything to have those moments back. I tried take in every second of today.