Just plain grateful…

Our literacy coach has started an exciting new blogging club with some of our fourth and fifth graders.  Their assignment for this week was to create a post of five things they are thankful for and reading them encouraged me to write about everything I am grateful for.  After very little blogging since the beginning of the school year, I think I am ready to jump back in..

Dear Son,

I am so thankful to be your mother.  You make me proud each day by the choices you make and the amazing things you can accomplish at only eight.  As your birthday approaches, I am reminded of all of the wonderful moments we have had together in the last nine years.  I was terrified and excited when you came into this world, and I am still terrified of all the mistakes I might make in raising you.  However, each day I see what an amazing young person you are and I am encouraged and grateful.

Love always and forever,

Your Mommy

553242_809838410664_787109558554736052_nDear BFF,

Working with my best friend is truly an amazing experience.  I suppose that it would not work with every pair of friends, but you are one of a kind.  You are your own worst critic, but please believe me when I say that you are a superb teacher and person.  I am grateful for your support, your humor, and your understanding.

Every brunette needs a blonde best friend,

The Brunette

Dear Little Sis,20141125_220136

As a child, honestly, you were kind of evil.  You broke my glasses, bit me, and all around terrorized me for fun.  However, you have become a friend and confidant. I am so proud of the mother you have become, your boys are fantastic because of you.

Love,

Your Big Sis

Dear World,

I know that, although my life isn’t perfect, I am a very lucky lady.  In addition to the people mentioned above, I have a supporting, loving family.  I have phenomenal grandparents who I love and respect more than words can say.

My job, although stressful, is my passion.  Everyday, as children enter the building, I am confident that this is the career I was destined to choose.  There are days I cry and doubt that I can do it, but I realize I am lucky to have a job that I am passionate enough about to become so upset.

With a house over my head, food in the fridge, and Netflix on my iPAD, I am content.  Even more, I am just plain grateful…

Sincerely,

Me

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Kindred Spirits

Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.

– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

For many years, I was convinced there was no one else like me.  I have never been in denial that I was weird, but I didn’t realize that there were other people out there just as weird as me.  In the last few years I have met many kindred spirits.

Tonight I am sitting on a couch with three other grown women, in the middle of a Dawson’s Creek marathon.  Lots of food, laughing, and no judgment.  I couldn’t be more excited to find out that Anne was right…

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