Friday, May 16, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

It is another Thankful Thursday.

And today I have a lot to be thankful for.

Well, every day I do.

Some days I just see it more clearly than others.

Our biggest thanks?

Two words.

Cavernous Hemangioma.

I have been practicing how to spell that.

And ophthalmologist. 

Today we went to the ophthalmologist on the recommendation of the MRI specialist.

He pronounced that my husband has a cavernous hemangioma.  It was probably always present though it has grown a little in recent months. And it should be treatable.

I cried.

A little.

Okay, a lot.

You know what?

Even if we had heard different words, I would still have things to be thankful for.

But we didn't.

And I am so thankful for the words we did hear.

Other things I am thankful for?
  • An opening in the day so the Hubs could get into the ophthalmologist today.  After waiting for over a week for results, we were so grateful to get some answers.
  • Our ophthalmologist who has a sense of humor
  • Encouraging texts and messages throughout the week
  • A teacher who understands the anxiety of one little boy (who senses things going on even if he doesn't fully understand them) and knows how to comfort him
  • Rain. Lots of rain.  And 8 o'clock baseball games that are canceled due to the rain. :)
  • Lunch with Moms. Because I ended up taking off the afternoon so I could go to the appointment, I was able to enjoy Lunch with Moms with the two younger kids (it is really hard to do when I am teaching).
  • A furry dog who loves on me when I am scared or sad
  • A protective daughter who may not say much but carefully guards me when I am stressed
  • A husband who stops at a specialty foods store on his way home from out of town so we can have some things we need
  • A Mother's Day hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Getting to watch a robin splash in the puddles this week and having a child who was just as mesmerized as I was
  • Watching a groundhog pop up out of the ground on our hike
  • Butterflies
  • Life cycles (we are watching caterpillars change to butterflies at school)
  • Administrators who genuinely care
  • An almost clean garage
  • Cooler weather while we get some a/c issues straightened out
  • Scriptures of hope, comfort, and love
  • Friends of Child 1 who encourage him
  • Watching Child 3 cross the finish line at her 5K
  • A reunion with my graduating seniors...always a joy to see my kids grown up
  • The gift of texts (and texts that come at just the right time with just the right message)
  • A new perspective
  • A faculty that comes together for our teachers in times of trials
  • A sense of humor
  • Chocolate
  • Coke. Lots of coke.  That is one of the few things I have been able to "stomach" the past two weeks
  • "Couch time" with the Hubs (usually curling up next to him while we watch Shark Tank or home improvement shows)
  • A flower for Mother's Day (and it is still alive)
  • Stars
  • The source of all hope...God.
What are you thankful for this week?


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