Thankful on a Thursday

As this week slowly starts to merge itself in to the weekend, and a long weekend at that, I have spent so much time thinking about the good in life right now. We have had three brutal weeks but this week, surprisingly, I am eerily full of happiness.
As our struggles in the childcare world came to a head last week and then resolved itself, I am reminded that asking for help is the hardest thing to do. It is hard, but in the end it is worth it. The time Brady had with his grandparents this week convinced me that family wants to help, are willing to help and need to help us every once in a while. Family, they are just good like that.
Our new nanny, Anne, started and all I can say is “life is good”. I hope it stays this way. I feel satisfied and full knowing that every struggle is worth it because my little man is happy and that makes his mama happy.

(Are the jammies not ADORABLE?)

Our bathroom is finally done. Gosh, does that feel good to say to the web. It is done. We are done with the dust, the decisions, the money and most of all the purple fixtures. (This will be a separate post)

As an avid blog reader, no lurker, I am inspired daily. Yet there is one blog, one post by Nish over at The Outdoor Wife and every Thursday I look and and wait for each week called Thankful Thursday. And while I have published my own weekly post until now, every Thursday as I drive home from school to my little man, I reflect about the things I am thankful for. But this week, I am going live on the web with my thoughts. I am thankful for…

1. Two sets of grandparents that love my little man with their entire hearts.
2. Two sets of grandparents who are willing to help in our time of need.
3. Mamas (hey ma!) who know just what you need to feel good when there just never seems to be enough time (think Pumpkin Spice Candles, fall wreaths and Halloween decor)
4. A husband who tells me to breathe, take it all in and relax and then helps me manage it “all” when I can’t seem to do it alone.
5. For fall weather that has turned into an “Indian summer” which reminds me how awesome the four season are.
6. For footed jammies on my wee one that make me beg father time to keep him little a bit longer.
7. For first year molars that require some extra TLC and cuddling with Brady.
8. For a DVR that allows me to focus on my family but gives me the simple pleasures of good TV when I get around to it.
9. For friends who know me….don’t question me and understand me regardless if we talk once a day, week, month or year
10. For old students who email reminding me why I do my job every single day.

What are you thankful for?