Everyone is posting on Facebook all their daily thanks. I am not organized to do it every day, but I am so grateful for so many things. In no particular order...
I am thankful for my family. They are pretty wild, but they are there when we need them, and help us take care of Scarlett.
I am thankful that we have somewhere comfortable to live. It's not our ideal situation, living with my parents, but we have everything we need.
I am thankful that I am relatively healthy.
I am thankful that I have a job I enjoy. It's hard, and I am spending a lot of personal time to make it happen, but it is fun and rewarding, too. Starting each morning with kids showing me their favorite superhero shirts and letters they wrote for me makes me smile.
I am thankful for coffee.
I am thankful for this blog. I was reading through the first several months of posts last night, and it brings back so many memories. There are some I wish I had never had to make, but I am glad to have had the presence of mind to write it all down so that I can look back and remember how, even when things looked grim, we had hope.
I am thankful for little outings for fun. We don't get many, but I look forward to them.
I am thankful for doctors. I can't imagine how we would have make it through without the doctors (and nurses, social workers and other hospital staff) that have been a part of Scarlett's and our lives.
I am thankful for the fluffy little dog curled up next to me.
I am thankful for DVR for letting me watch my favorite TV when I want without commercials.
I am thankful for FaceTime that let me see Scarlett's little giggles while she was visiting her grandma this weekend. Her kissing the phone just melted me.
I am thankful for music.
I am thankful that there are people fighting for better care for kids with cancer. One day, I hope to be thankful for a cure.
I am thankful for my nephew Caleb. He just turned two, and he loves his cousin. She may never have a sibling, but she will grow up with a cousin she loves. Today we are having a birthday party for him, and he will be loud, he will make a mess, but he will give Scarlett kisses and she will be so happy to see him.
I am thankful for dessert.
I am thankful for my husband who is working so hard to handle the day-to-day details of our life. It is a huge task and he is attacking it all, on top of taking care of one very lively little girl. Tomorrow is his birthday, and he will spend it sitting in traffic, then on the phone trying to sort out the latest in medical insurance chaos.
I am thankful that holidays are coming. It's a very emotional time for me, with the anniversary of Scarlett's diagnosis, but I look forward to it and all the traditions that Scarlett will get to be a part of.