First, I want to tell you all I am so thankful for my husband. He is an excellent provider for our family. He works so hard and although sometimes being a firefighter's wife is EXTREMELY hard, I wouldn't change it for the world. It's hard when he's not here for holidays and when he's gone three days a week. It's scary knowing when he leaves for his 48 hours shift (which has been 72 hours lately) and when he drives out of our driveway, there is always the possibility that that will be the last time I see him. I miss him tremendously when he's not here and there are times I wish he was here to help with Emily every single day. However, I know he needs to work and I am so very thankful he does and I couldn't be more blessed with such a great husband. I am also thankful he is trying to quit smoking. Although I know it's SO hard on him (and me!), I am proud of him for doing it! Sure, there are
I am also so thankful for my friend Val. I have been going through some questioning mommy moments lately and she totally lifted my spirits yesterday. She reminds me that although I feed my daughter
I am so thankful for other moms, most of whom I have never even met in person, who have reminded me I am not alone in how I have been feeling lately! They have reminded me and have shared stories with me of how they too have felt exactly the way I have! I love the fact I have online mommy friends who just get what I go through - sometimes moreso than "in-person" friends! :) Thank you online mommy friends...hopefully you know who you are! :)
I am also thankful that Emily is eating Stage 3 and doesn't quite know it *yet*. She had chunks today but it didn't even phase her! Not sure how it will go with foods other than sweet potatoes...but this was a first step! (excuse the video - it's from my cell!)
I am lastly thankful for (well not lastly, but lastly for today) the fact my grandma is still here with us. My grandma has started chemo and *so far* it has been okay on her. It has caused a lot of nausea but *so far* that's all. Chemo is so hard on the body and usually has horrible side effects. Although she's doing a kind of chemo that is suppose to be easier on patients, it is NEVER an easy thing to go through. I know there are days she just wants to give up, and honestly, I think a lot of us would feel that way, but she keeps on going...no matter how hard it is on her. I love her more than she'll ever know and am so grateful she is my grandma! :) This picture was taken in 2005.