I do have loads to be thankful for this year, as I have for the last 4 years. There are days when I get so bummed about finances and work and just life in general. But once I take a step back and look at what is going on around me in my life, I have to realize that it really isn't all so bad. I mean really, there is someone who is always worse off than I am technically speaking. So there is a lot in life that I am truly thankful for. Obviously, my health, husband, and child, and roof over my head, food on the table....all the typical things that we always say that we are thankful for.
But today I was thinking about all the little things in life that I appreciate. See, there are a slew of things that Cate will say to me from time to time that just make my heart melt.
...."Mommy, can we go up to your bed and be snuggle bunnies?"
...."You're the best Mommy a daughter could ever have."
...."I love when you read me bedtime stories Mom."
....Singing her princess songs at the top of her lungs in the back seat when we're driving.
...."I love you as big as the sky and moon and stars Mommy."
.... "I love you Mommy."
So today I thought about my girlie and how thankful I am that, first and foremost, she is here with me and able to say all of these wonderful things; but also how excellent they make me feel when she says them. If they make me feel this incredible as an adult, I can only imagine how they make her feel inside when I say some of the same things to her :)