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?
I have been practicing how to spell that.
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.
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
- 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
- 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)
- The source of all hope...God.