Today is a very special day for me. First off it is a reminder of all the things in my life I have been blessed with.
The first thing that I'm truly thankful for is my oldest son Coltan. Coltan is my hard headed, stubborn son and I wouldn't change anything about him. I love when I come home and he gives me a hug and tells me he loves me out of the blue. He also loves to wrestle and is always "picking" on me. Well he is officially taller than me so now it is actually a challenge. Coltan has the personality that he is very caring and doesn't like it when someone is upset with him. He is a lot like me. I love you Coltan......
The second thing I'm thankful for is my middle son Cody. He likes to be my little slacker but I have got some tricks to get him up and moving. Cody is usually my go with the flow child and sometimes that is nice in itself. Even though Cody is 12 he still has a lot of kid traits and he really doesn't care what other people think. He is more of a leader than follower and I love that about him. He is wonderful at home with Carson and is always calm with him and very loving. If Carson is crying, Cody will do everything he can to make him better. Cody also about once a week tells me he is going to sleep in my bed. It is nice to see that he still shows affection as well. I love you Cody.......
I know that it is a matter of time that my two older boys will go through that stage where I'm not their mother. Don't all teenagers do that?
My third blessing is Carson. He is kind of my surprise baby. Everyday he gets smarter and cuter and I love his ham personality. He loves everybody. He is so sweet and I'm very thankful that even though we have so many doctor appointments every month, he doesn't have something more life threatening. As I walk into Children's Mercy I look around and even though I'm stressed out with how time consuming all the appointments are, or how many sleepless nights I get, I'm still in a little easier position than some parents of very sick children.
I'm thankful that I have met some of these parents as well. They are a true inspiration with their strength. I pray for the parents I met over the the last few weeks for their children to come home soon and be healthy.
I'm also very thankful for my mother and step father. They have been very helpful with Coltan and Cody and she is always running to the store for me so Carson and I don't have to get out of the house. She is my best friend.
I'm thankful for the rest of my family which is a lot of people. We are always together on holidays and birthdays and days just because. It is nothing for us to walk in a restaurant in the middle of the week and ask for a table of 15 or 20. Most of my family lives with 10 minutes of each other.
I cannot exclude my friends and my blogging friends. You all have been my rock. I have a lot of things going on and to see everyone so eager pushing me forward because you know I can do it, it is wonderful. Thank you to each and everyone of you for your presence in my life. You all mean so much to me.
Most importantly, I'm thankful for God. He has blessed me with everything. There are so many times I question his decisions but I know he is doing what is best for me. One of the biggest things I'm trying to change about myself is to stop trying so hard and let him guide me without me worrying so much about it. Everything happens for a reason and HE is the reason.
I hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful day and eats so much that we all need naps. Only to wake up and eat some more!
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