In light of the fact that last night was remarkably UN-restful, and that this morning was on the frustrating side, I thought I'd make a list of things for which I'm thankful today. Call me Pollyanna if you like, although I'm really not a Pollyanna. There are just days when one needs to purposefully look on the bright side of life...
So. Today I am thankful for...
...dimpled, gummy smiles.
...a successful transitioning of Gabriel to his new bedroom for nighttime sleep (naps are still a work in progress).
...the fact that Owen, Gabriel's new roommate, is a stellar sleeper, and didn't stir all the night Gabe had a diaper leak and hollered like a furious yodeler while I had to change his diaper, pajamas, and sheets at midnight. Owen had no clue knew that anything at all had happened.
...the generosity of my church family, who threw a baby shower for G and me last Sunday, regardless of the fact that he is the fifth baby to grace our home. Every baby deserves to be celebrated, but not everyone acts like it.
...a strong, healthy body.
...the fact that my husband finds me attractive in spite of how gross I might feel about my body.
...my husband's presence and commitment to our family, in a world where seemingly stable marriages seem to be crumbling right and left. I find myself in tears when I hear of another husband who's left because, if not for my husband's commitment to us, that abandoned wife could be me. I am so, so grateful that my Jeff is a man of integrity.
...my daughter's newfound love of having her hair done. And her love of hats, although those two loves do not peacefully co-exist.
...another birthday to celebrate next week!
...not having to leave the house at all today, and that because of that, I can wear yoga pants and slippers all the live-long day.
...an averted disaster yesterday afternoon, and the fact that I was spared by the grace and kindness of two other women.
...pajamas, and the knowledge that I'm only 7 hours or so away from mine...