>> Thursday, June 26, 2014
experiencing anymore. This month will far and away be my "postiest" month.
Anyway, first and foremost...
I'm grateful to have survived yet another sleep-over birthday party! AJ's 10th birthday was on Father's Day this year, and she celebrated with friends from Friday after school till about 9:30 Saturday night by the time we'd dropped off the last guest after a long day at the indoor waterpark in a small city 2 hours away. I'm so thankful The Man was home that weekend and that he was willingly involved in the festivities.
And speaking of Father's Day... I'm so thankful to have three great fathers in my life: my own dad, my girls' dad, and my father-in-law. I can't begin to express my gratitude for the ways in which all those dads shape my life. I certainly can't articulate the specifics of their influence, nor the scope of it, but I know it's there, and I can see evidences of their influence in my life spilling over into the lives of my daughters.
thankful for the opportunity to demonstrate to my girls that in so many circumstances of life, the only thing we can change is our attitude. (Notice I didn't say I was SUCCESSFULLY demonstrating it, just that I was thankful for the opportunities!!) With their dad living in the truck and being away from home the majority of the time the last several months again, it's difficult for all of us to not be angry and frustrated with the situation. Especially when it looks like it will be this way all summer. It's hard not to feel sorry for ourselves.
(and even more often, myself!) that the only thing we can change about our circumstances is our attitudes. That's what makes or breaks the day. Gloomy outside doesn't have to mean gloomy INSIDE.
But mostly, I'm thankful for sleeping-in. And that my girls are naturals!! :)
What are YOU thankful for today?