I'm so very thankful for my hard-working husband. He's such a great dad. Last night, while we were putting the baby to bed, I couldn't help but smile so hard my cheeks hurt. The tummy-raspberries he was giving her to keep the fussie's away for a few extra minutes. The 'dancing Mac-a-boy' trick he does (err, Mac does) that makes her giggle with delight while we had to give her yet another breathing treatment. All of it was just so dang cute.
Not to mention, yesterday, when I was having a rough-go with a non-napping child, he willingly came home at lunch to just lend a helping hand for a bit.
We adore him.
The proof is in the pudding. Or, video.
[had to crop out some insane mom-voice parts...but Declan came home unexpectedly, and you can see her genuine reaction to him--so so cute!]
I'm thankful for my sister. I adore having a sister so close in age, being able to call her whenever the heck I want, just to talk about nothing and everything. She's my best friend and I adore her. Now, all I can think about is making sure Emeline has the gift of a sister someday (don't get any ideas), because its the best. It's like a built-in-best friend. I'm so blessed.
I'm thankful for the rain. Even though I want to hate it (longing...for....spring...), it gives me an excuse (ha, like I need one?) to stay in with my girl, and try to get ourselves better. We stay in our pj's most the day, and just take it easy. Rainy days, although they can be a little bit cabin fever'ish, can also have their upsides.
I'm thankful for health...and money to pay the bills....and for our basic needs being met. I'm thankful for family and for my little family. I'm thankful for my crazy pup. For friends I've missed and gotten together with. I'm thankful for random phone calls from friends which kill an hour of time on a long, rainy, day in--and provide laughter. I'm thankful for smiles. And for kisses. And for my Church family, my reliable car, our red wagon, and for our home. I'm thankful for the moments. The little moments that mean so much.
I'm thankful today.