Monday, November 22, 2010

So many things to be thankful for!

Staying positive isn't always easy for me, but over the last few weeks I've tried very hard to see the blessings in situations that would normally bring me down.

Last week I cried at work, for the first time in a year and a half. There were too many frustrated people, and I seemed to be in the middle without a way to please anyone. I've bumped up my status at work, and am working a lot more, with a lot less help at home. But, at the end of the day, I was told by a co-worker that I had done all I could do, "and you just can't fix stupid!" This not only made me smile, but having an outsiders perspective helped me realize that I had done my job.

Also, later in the week, a new nurse (who is new to the hospital, but has years of experience) told me that she enjoyed working with me, and that I should be a preceptor. It was just what I needed to hear at the end of a long work week!

I am thankful for a career that allows me to work with the public in a way to better their lives, along with meeting amazing people that I learn from on a daily basis! I also love seeing people I've taken care of at Wal-Mart (I live in a small town) and getting hugs from them!

I am thankful for a babysitter that keeps my mind at ease, and sends me cute photos of the boys during my shifts. And, I'm especially thankful for those fill-in sitters that step up at the last minute, and lighten my load!

I am thankful for my Sexy Beast, Best Friend, and love of my life! He works, and sacrifices, for not only his family but also his fellow man.

I am thankful for my beautiful boys whose smiles, laughter, and experiences make me smile when I think I have nothing left.

I am thankful for ALL my family! This includes immediate, extended, in-laws, and my many adopted families that I've met through my travels!

And, of course, my friends. My travels have allowed me the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people that have changed my life forever! There is something so comforting about knowing that wherever we get stationed, there is a friend nearby!

Right now, I am so thankful that Eric has been granted a pass to come home for Thanksgiving. The boys are growing so fast, and seeing the pain in his eyes was almost too much the last time we were in Georgia, and he was recognizing all the new things they were doing, that he had missed out on.

Thanks to all of my readers, and to all the blogs I subscribe too! There is something very comforting in knowing that I'm not the only crazy one out there!


Kristina P. said...

I am often frustrated, yet thankful, for my job, all at the same time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Keith, Chimge, and Christopher said...

Amen to everything you said here. I am thankful you are my friend - and that we have met in both of our crazy travels and then found each other again on the net.


Love the new blog background!!! And love what you wrote. I'm thankful I have you to keep me from going crazy or at least be crazy with me! :) Love ya!


I am thankful for you too my dear Mary...and those precious little guys of yours. I look so forward to following their growth. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with Eric and the boys.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sounds like you have a whole lot to be thankful for!

Cheeseboy said...

Wow. You are filled with gratitude. Very nice post. Glad Eric can come home to see you all. Glad that your job is rewarding. Glad you have much to be thankful for.

Missy said...

Have a Wonderful Thankgiving!

WhisperingWriter said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jessica G. said...

I am thankful for awesome bloggy friends like Mary, who makes me laugh, tear up, and go goo-goo over her cute babies. And when you move to Utah, then we can be real-life friends!