Posted on December 01, 2008 01:43 PM
This past thanksgiving was quite a challenge for me. I had alot of things in mind for baking, cooking and celebrating. Lucky me, I came down with a bad cough the weekend before. So Thanksgiving I celebrated by myself at home so that I could sleep, rest/recover. J and B went off to a relatives home. I didn't get a chance to really share what I was thankful for...
I am the luckiest mom in the world. When J took a week off in between jobs he completely took care of my "honey do" list and spent lots of time playing with B and quality time with me. During Thanksgiving weekend, J took care of B completely including cooking and cleaning up after B.
I am also very thankful for Benadryl stash that J has because of allergies and the trust epipen in case of emergencies. I had a bad food allergy reaction Thanksigiving night after J brought home dinner leftovers. Hives for a day isn't so bad, not being able to nurse B was difficult.
I am also very thankful for the ability to be a SAHM. With proper budgeting and sound fiscal policies in our household, it is such a wonderful joy to raise our daughter and help out in my community when possible. In the next year I hope to pick up any contract or consulting gigs to supplement B's diaper fund.
I am so very thankful for my friends and family who have pitched in to help us in this first year of parenthood. For all the wonderful meals and grocery shopping, for taking care of B when J and I were down with stomach flu at 3am, for those who watched B for date nights even when we didn't plan it, for those who held B to nap for more than an hour, and especially for those who gave us advice and much needed shoulder or ear to lean on. We love you all so much for being there for us. We hope we can do the same in return.