Jumping right in, my First Thankful is that Amelia’s surgery went well – two pins were inserted in two metatarsal bones (actually third and fourth bones) – tomorrow we bring her to the doctor to follow-up hoping for some good news.
Second Thankful –she is a trooper and is handling the pain like a champ – Motrin is helping her, and I am thankful that she is not in agony, and that we don’t need to make the decision to give her the Percocet that was prescribed to her.
Third Thankful - Amelia’s girlfriends have reached out to her, to see how she is feeling. – This concerned me, you know, out of sight out of mind.
Last week was a little crazy – last Monday was a long day at the hospital - it was a day-op surgery - but getting her comfortable plus the worrying – we were all exhausted – Amelia said it the best on the way home – “Now that I am in the car with my family – I’m not nervous anymore.”
Oprah’s Soul Sunday started her season interviewing Paolo Coelho - discussing his phenomenal best seller “The Alchemist" ,have you read it. It is one of my all-time favorite books – please read it if you have not- it is about a spiritual journey of a young boy finding his place in the universe; part two of the interview will be today and I will watch it later on tonight.
We marked thirteen years since the attacks on 9/11 – and each year I am reminded of my own participation during that day- I bow my head in sadness for all that perished on 9/11 – I mourn with the country. Moreover, I pray for peace everywhere.
Moving on to the rest of the Thankfuls:
Fourth Thankful is the weekend – almost over I was able to clean, rest, get pampered (manicure and a pedicure) and celebrate.
Fifth Thankful –Our 30th Wedding Anniversary:
Thirty- two years ago my life changed forever. We met, dated, fell in love, and married. We grew up together, and are now growing old together too; we walked through life holding on to each other- clinging or holding hands - hubby is the only person I know the longest outside of my family - we are friends – he makes me laugh – is easy – loving - my north- a great dad- a good guy –and a great friend. We failed and succeeded together. We had many laughs, along with tears throughout the years; we conquered our fears and braved many storms -we look out for each other – and made it work- together we are strong – first it was “just you & I” now four strong!
Sixth Thankful – thirty reasons to celebrate!
Seventh Thankful – we just had a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant near our home- with our entire family - it was delicious.
Eight Thankful - I am thankful for the last 30 years - I don’t say it often but I am.
Next on the list:
The ninth thankful is that I have completed the “Self Employee Evaluation” for my job, I am happy with my answers.
Tenth Thankful- I am thankful that my family allows me the quiet time I need when things get hectic, it is so appreciated.