I am thankful, truly, for the obvious: my husband, my kids, my home, food, shelter, a steady income, ability to pay our bills, my extended family, appropriate clothes... really. All those things, I am thankful for today and everyday. I promise, I am not just saying that. I watch the news everyday and get so sad for people all over the world who have it so much worse than I could ever imagine. I don't really feel all that thankful for "stuff", other than necessities, I can live without the newest I-phone or game system.
Today I am most thankful for health. I beat myself up everyday after stepping on the scale and not seeing the pounds just fly off. But I am healthy. Not sick, not ailing, not frail. So for that I am thankful.
I am thankful for my kids' health. They are all growing so well and I can give myself a break for letting them have ice cream and cookies, they are healthy and for that I am glad.
I am thankful for my husband's health as well. This morning he woke up with a weird numbness in his face. He was unable to smile, whistle, and food tasted "weird" so I immediately panicked. I was thinking the worst (don't we always!?), a stroke! I was thinking, oh my gosh, what are we going to do? How can I make him better? What am I going to tell the kids? Why us? Is he going to be ok?
I got through the morning the best I could taking the boys to gymnastics, getting Zoe on the bus, buying a birthday gift for my neighbor, all that everyday stuff. I made him go to the doctor because I just couldn't stop worrying. Why do our hubbys resist going to the doctor? It turns out he has Bell's Palsy. A weird, random, usually temporary paralysis of the face. I had heard of it before but never thought much of it. Obviously, we were thrilled it wasn't more serious but nonetheless we want him well. He was prescribed some medicine and I am doing lots of Internet research hoping to learn all I can. So today, I am thankful for health. All the other "stuff" just doesn't seem very important right now.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am also thankful for all those Blog Mommies I chat with, you are some wonderful wonderful ladies.