Despite my current stress level, I am thankful for the little things. Like Grandma Janice taking Clara to piano lessons on Tuesdays, and watching the girls on Fridays. I'm thankful that Noah gets to hang out with his buddy sometimes for the whole weekend. I'm also thankful that Leslie takes Matthew (and sometimes even Ruby) to church on Wednesdays. I'm thankful for Tuesday night twirling, which gives me a chance to chat with my sister, and other moms while watching Ruby do something that she loves.
I'm thankful for half time team because it's fun, and all the kids LIKE to go. Okay, it's mostly for the concession stands, but they do have fun. I'm thankful that Ricky shovels the next door neighbor's driveway, which gives him somewhere to focus his energy. I wish it would snow more! I am thankful that he has a new friend, and is saving up his money for a snake.
I'm thankful that I work with wonderful people, who allow me to rant and like me anyway. I'm thankful for little league, and the hopes of someday really having a YNLLLNO.
Most importantly, I'm thankful that I am able to remember how blessed I am, even when the going gets tough. Sometimes I just need to remind myself!
God is good. All the time.