I certainly have many things to be thankful for this Christmas.
- Having the ability to see my family around the holidays.
I work with so many people who are from different countries and their families are oceans away. As I am enjoying time with my family, I need to remember how much of a luxury that time actually is.
- How comfortable and happy I am in my role as a mom. When I look back at last Christmas I remember being a complete ball of stress over Ina and her health.
Like most new moms, I was checking Ina's breathing and her temperature about every 5 minutes and had to constantly be talked out of going to the ER. I doubted myself over every decision I made.
(How cute! How tiny!)
This year I am much more confident in myself and in Ina and I hope to be able to enjoy this holiday with her and the rest of our family.
Of course I am thankful everyday for Jesus being born. However, specifically today, I am thankful for the Christmas story. To be able to learn it, know it, and teach it to Ina.
Right now she really likes to kiss Baby Jesus, and next year I will teach her more.
(FYI - I started a YouVersion Christmas Story reading plan and love it. It suggests bible verses to read surrounding a certain topic and has you read a few everyday. You can get the app on your phone, tablet, or just use your computer. This specific plan is 5 days if you want to join me! There is also an entire social networking aspect that I haven't started yet.)
- Ina's Christmas art.
Of course it is actually Danielle's art, but either way, every time I look at the fridge I smile (and not because I know there is egg nog inside).
An update on Ina and daycare - she absolutely loves it at Danielle's house. The second she sees the house she starts smiling and reaches for Danielle every morning. She has even cried a few times when we leave.
Having the peace of mind that surrounds my child being at a daycare where she is safe and happy is definitely something to be thankful for!
What are you thankful for?
I hope you have an amazing Thursday. The weekend is almost here!