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I am thankful.
I am thankful that my family has enough healthy food to eat.
I am thankful that we live in a home with air conditioning, heat, and running water.
I am thankful that we can drink our tap water.
I am thankful that we have clothes.
I am thankful that we have cars that work.
I am thankful that we have jobs.
I am thankful to live in a country where my son received advanced medical care. He might not have fought his infection upon birth had his soul been placed in a remote part of Africa. His value is the same as any other human, but he was born here, and that’s why he is healthy today.
I am thankful to live in a place where no one likes the president, no one likes congress, and no one likes Rick Perry, but there isn’t widespread violence.
I’m not anxious about what I don’t have. I am thankful.
Reflecting on Riddles’ first year, I am realizing how much my life has changed since becoming a parent.
We had a cute theme …
Cute decorations …
A ton of cupcakes (from scratch, I might add) …
But the Riddles got sick.
We canceled the party an hour and a half before the party was to start.
Yes, Riddles. Yes you can.
Even though he was crabby, we still put on his special “1” shirt and gave him some pumpkin spice cake. We enjoyed a few bites and then opened presents. He celebrated his birthday with his parents and grandparents.
Ah, the party that never was. But you’re only one. You’ll never know.
I remember thinking that this day last year was the worst day of my life. It was hard. But look at us now!
Happy Birthday. I love you.
When you have a bald baby boy, thin as a rail, with a huge head … do you really have a choice? His costume seemed like a no-brainer to me.
You know those bloggers who post picture-perfect smiling (never-snotty) children and groomed Brittany Spaniels next to a bible verse? And you get annoyed because you are like “who is that perfect.”? But you keep reading?
Enter our family’s pumpkin patch photos! I had grand hopes of recreating the 2010 patch photo shoot – this time with a smiling baby in a “picture-perfect” shot. But Riddles did not have that in mind. You will not be annoyed by these family photos. Let’s take a tour, shall we?