Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thankful for Family

As I sit here this morning trying to recover from Q-bert's math lesson I am finding it difficult to practice thankfulness.  Sometimes, like everyone I suppose, I feel negative thoughts creeping in.  My oldest daughter struggles with negativity often, and for some reason her emotions and mine always seem to be intertwined.  Today seems to be an especially negative day for her, and so I thought to help boost both our moods I would write about more things I am thankful for.

Lots of people say they are thankful for their family, but I truly have reason to be.  Obviously, I think my hubbie is great.  As I have mentioned in the past, he just knows me.  He can anticipate how most situations will affect me, and he cares enough to try to buffer them for me.  I have written at length about my two awesome daughters.  Q-bert keeps me on my toes with all the insightful things she comes up with.

The surprise is how lucky I am to have my parents.  For example, the battery died on my car yesterday.  Not only did my parents come rescue me with jumper cable, but my Dad offered to check the battery for me. I didn't take him up on it because NTB does it for free, but I feel so lucky that he would offer.  My Mom helped with my Christmas shopping.  My Dad helped my husband with a big plumbing project all Christmas weekend.  My Mom is always available when I need her. 

I listen to others talk about the relationship they have (or don't have), and it makes me so thankful that I have the relationship I do.  I also, love the relationship between my parents and my kids, btu that is another post.

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