So I missed posting most of the month, but that doesn't mean I don't have anything to be thankful for.
I am thankful to be a stay at home mom. When the teenagers were little I worked so much, there were many, many times I would get off of work just in time to say goodnight to them and leave them to sleep at Nana's and Papa's. I missed firsts, I missed the sweetness of babies, I missed the bonding times. I am so thankful that I am here to watch them play together, to watch them grow, to hear their babblings. If I were working today I wouldn't have seen the boys chasing Lola around laughing hysterically, only for her to stop short, run up to Gavin, and give him kisses.
I do miss using my mind, the social interaction, and working on projects that I get recognized for (sorry honey, but sometimes they get missed at home). But I wouldn't change it for the world. Having them run to me to kiss boo-boos, show off their latest stunt, talk to me in their own words. I am so glad that I don't have to go through crying when it's time to go to work, and crying when it's time to go home. I feel like I'm starting all over again, learning milestones and how to engage a toddler, and I am so blessed to be able to do it this time around!