Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Happy Thoughts (aka Reasons to be Thankful)

Truly, there are too many reasons to be thankful to possibly mention them all. These are just a few highlights (in no particular order)....

Reason #1: My family. Many of them are sick with various illnesses, but I can't help but think that I am blessed to have them in my life....better to have them in my life and be worried about their health than to not be graced with their presence.

Reason #2: This piece of writing that a student wrote at Thanksgiving: I am thankful for my teacher, Mrs. S because she is SO SO SO nice. I am lucky you are my teacher this year, and I can't wait to go back to school after Thanksgiving. You are the BEST! 1 + 1 = 2 just like me and you. Love, K." If that isn't reason enough to continue to teach than I don't know what is.

Reason #3: This note, from a parent, sent to me after report cards were delivered: " Dear Mrs. S, Thank you for the hard work you do every day in 3S! D loves coming to school and looks forward to learning something new everyday! Now that's ACHIEVEMENT! Gratefully, B." Again, if that isn't reason eough to continue to teach....

Reason #4: My husband. Words can't begin to describe how blessed I feel to have him in my life. We have been trying to conceive since August, and haven't managed to yet. Through my highs and my lows over the past few months, he has been my rock, my support, my soulmate and my love. I am astounded that I could love him any more than I did the day I married him, yet somehow I do.

There you have it....like I said, there are more....so many more....but here are some reasons why I am thankful as we come ever closer to a new year....

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Lisa, you are one of the kindest, sweetest people I know.
I loved your list. And I, in turn, am thankful for having the opportunity to KNOW YOU!

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and Russ (And Phoebe!)
XXOXXO

Dianna said...

Merry Christmas to you and your families!!! Hope we can get together over the holiday!
Love, Dianna :)

BETH said...

You're the Best Lisa! I love having you as my newish sister :)