Today I am thankful for new life. My dear friend Jen had her first baby a month ago and it is so awesome to watch someone I love so much come into their own as a mama. No one would argue that newborns aren't tricky- learning their different cries and feeding and sleeping schedule- but some women just fall into the swing of it with ease. That is Jen. Maybe it comes from her naturally loving personality, or the the fact that this baby has been wanted and hoped for for so many years, but whatever it is- I am so thankful to be able to witness it unfold.
Halloween this year was soooo much fun! I volunteered at Eva's school party and then we went on a trick-or-treating hayride through Sadie's neighborhood with a big group of kids. She was a mermaid for her school party and we just threw together a ballerina tutu type outfit so that she could wear a warm jacket at night. She got more candy than anyone ever needs so we'll be selling it back to the dentist soon :)
I have more photos of Eva's Halloween festivities from yesterday to post (and I will get to them, I promise!) but seeing as it is now November I want to start my Thankful blog post series off on the right foot.
Each day in November I will post something that I am thankful for and I encourage everyone reading to think about what you have to be thankful for in your own lives. Are you healthy? Do you have a spouse that loves you? Do you enjoy your job? Have an awesome boss? Just discover a delicious new recipe? Sometimes we get so caught up in the act of keeping up with everyone else, that we fail to see the amazing things already in our lives.
So, today, I am thankful for Eva's hearing. We had her 6 month post op check-up last week and her hearing is perfect. We are still working through a few lingering learning hurdles left over from the time when she was hardly hearing anything at all, but the road ahead looks bright and I am so thankful for her team of doctors.