Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful!

It's day four at the Robert family infirmary...all three kiddos were down for the count. I haven't left the house since Saturday. Literally, have not stepped foot out of the front door. Yesterday was the worst for Reagan, and I barely made it off of the couch. Everyone seems to be feeling better today, even with coughs and runny noses - but at least they are up and playing! Reagan just clinked orange juice cups with me and said "cheers" which is a sure sign that we're making progress, haha. He was miserable 24 hours ago. And Grace is begging to play board games. When I said wait until Reagan takes a nap she said, "Mom. You're not the only one in this family." Which is her way of saying, "Do what I want right now, please." So yes, we're getting there. :)

I'm still not 100% certain what our Thanksgiving will look like. I think there is at least one stop we'll definitely have to skip, but I'll just be thankful to get out of the house at all!

Even though we've been pretty pathetic around here lately, I couldn't not check in before a major holiday. Here's a big "Happy Thanksgiving!" from my little turkey....




These were taken at happier, less sick, times. :)

Of course we have to share a few things that we are thankful for today.

Evelyn is thankful for:

"I'm thankful for Charlotte in your stomach. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful that I have nice clothes. I'm thankful for our house, and I'm thankful for me!"

Haha.

Grace is thankful for:

"I thankful for my friends, and I'm thankful for my baby Reagan. I love my friends. I thankful for babies. I thankful for everyone."

Reagan is thankful for:

"Gibberish." 

Haha, I guess we can share a few of Reagan's favorite things. I think Reagan would say he is thankful for dogs, hats, trains, cars, babies, shoes, oreos, and oranges. :)

Eric isn't here to ask, but I have a feeling that he and I would share a lot of the same things to be thankful for. It's something we talk about a lot, because sometimes, well...we're just left scratching our heads at how blessed we are. We don't deserve it all.

We're thankful for each of our babies and for each other and this little family. Doesn't matter how ridiculous our days can be, by the end of each one we always look around in amazement and through the eyes of so much love. We may have spent the majority of the day wanting to pull our hair out, but by the end, when things are a little quieter and the day has calmed down, we're loving life. :)

We're thankful to God who always provides for us and who guides our decisions and who is always there at the center of it all. We are not the glue that holds this family together...our relationship with God is the glue that holds this family together.

I am thankful for a safe, warm place to live and lay our heads at night. 

I am thankful for life...all of it...it's all so precious. From conception to dying breath, everyone matters. No one is a mistake. I am thankful for our differences...for our different talents, strengths, abilities and interests. Each and every person holds at least some part of the many facets of their creator, and it's good to remember that.

We are thankful for all of our friends and family, everyone who has been placed in our paths in some way. You're all so precious to us, and we couldn't even function without some of you! We're amazed at the relationships we've made over the past few years - near and far and around the world. The connections we've made have opened unimaginable doors and really enriched our lives. We talk about you...a lot. So many of you by name you'd probably be creeped out, haha. We are so proud of what our family and friends accomplish, so happy for you, we pray for you and care about you. 



I hope that you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe and enjoy it!


1 comment:

Heather said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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