It's time to stop and take account of some of the things I am thankful for; remind myself of where I am in my life, what I have been blessed with and to look forward to where we are going.
-Brian. I mean, what a knock out! I got the total package here: intelligence, sense of humor, excellent father, patient husband, swoonfully handsome, super talented -what more could a girl ask for? Approaching six years of marriage, I am still struck by how perfect he is for me and how happy he makes me and our family.
-Wilder & Waverley. Such beautiful little beings, each with bounds of personality and fun. It's challenging, but definitely worth it being their mama. When those precious moments of warmth and cuteness come, they slay me with love. Oh, my darlings, how I am thankful for you!
-Being self employed doing things that I LOVE! I still feel like I'm off playing when I do photoshoots and acting gigs. Having always wanted a job where I can use my talents, I didn't realize it would be so fun! There may be deadlines and stress like any other kind of employment, but capturing love through the camera and getting do what I love ON camera- it's a very splendid thing.
And now to get to some simple little things:
-That the house is decorated for Christmas.
-Hearing Wilder play pretend with his stuffed blue dog, Ba.
-Seeing Waverley captivated with and overjoyed by being with Wilder and Brian.
-My friend, Erin, who shares weekly play dates with our boys and is always my go-to girl when I am in desperate need of a babysitter. And that our kids have learned so much from each other over the past few months of playdates.
-The support from my family and especially Brian as I have branched out as an entrepreneur. If Brian, my sister Crystal and my mother weren't there to be my sounding boards and cheerleaders, I wouldn't be where I am now -and it's a very good place.
-Working from home.
-Long, hot showers.
-Brian letting me sleep in.
-Wilder asking me to color with him.
-Chocolate covered pretzels.
-And that today -oh, hopefully today- we will be taking some family pictures!