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..
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,
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,
Dear Little Sis,
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.
Your Big Sis
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…