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It has been a few weeks since I participated in the Friday Fave Five. But, with some recent news reaching the house that really dampens the spirit, I figure it is time to reflect on things that I can and should be feeling gratitude.
- My parents are visiting us here in Alaska. Dad had been up to parts of the state when he was working for the National Data Buoy Service, but Mom had never been. Although it’s one of the most depressing weather patterns for a summer up here, we are trying to make some short day trips to see the area.
- Baby J has now been consistently sleeping in his crib for 9+ hour stretches most nights for a couple months now. And, he often goes to sleep quickly for my husband so that it isn’t only me able to put him down for the night. Compared to the sleep deprivation experienced earlier this year, life is good.
- Our house…while there are things about it that I don’t like (e.g. layout, unable to walk directly from the garage into the house, and not enough built in storage), I am so grateful for this large (3000 sq. ft.) house with the four boys and our homeschool needs. This came to the forefront of my mind after the blognic last Friday when others were sharing about the tighter quarters in which they live.
- Celebrating 15 years of marriage! (Also celebrated my birthday this past week and my parents anniversary, but I won’t share those numbers.) Knowing that my husband and I still love each other and are looking forward to more years is a great blessing when surrounded by many who leave a marriage when things get a little bumpy.
- Having places like Susanne’s blog where I can read about other great things happening in bloggers lives. Focusing on the positive is a blessing when things seem dark in your life.
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