Today I am thankful for my overall good health. I may have a few extra pounds on, be a little creakier than I was last year, and have one extra scar healing from yet another little bit of skin cancer. But…I am able to walk several miles without batting an eyelash after a long day’s work, several times a week. I’m… Read More
Today I am so thankful for my daughter’s caring nature. Sometimes it’s hidden behind preschooler dawdling and sass, but other times it is transparent and pure. I hurt my back recently, so much so that I can hardly bend down or pick her up for a hug. When I woke her up in the morning, the first thing she said… Read More
Today I am thankful for my daughter’s teachers and school. I work full-time and knowing that she is safe and in a place where people love her and are helping guide her, puts me at ease. She is learning her independence, and how to navigate her world without me holding her hand, and though it sometimes makes my heart hurt… Read More
Today I am thankful for the flexibility to take a few hours off from work to spend time with family. I know not everyone is afforded this courtesy and for that I am grateful.
Today I am thankful for my kids – not the biological one, or even the ones who have become part of my family by choice and happenstance, though I am beyond grateful for them too. I’m talking about my students. Being an educator can sometimes be burdensome to one’s own family, difficult, maddening and downright ridiculous. Most days though, my… Read More
Today I am thankful that I got to spend a little extra time with my daughter on a weekend that is not usually mine. When my ex and I separated, the look on people’s faces when I told them that we were going be sharing custody of her (50/50 ultimately) generally signified one of two things (which was then confirmed… Read More