I thank God for Ladies Man as I sit with him in the emergency room in the middle of the night, grateful he breathes better, feels better, finally rests. I thank Him for bringing us through many episodes like this and grooming in my son a spirit of perseverance because of it.
I thank God for Drama Queen, who's had a rough week herself, battling the stomach flu. Sometimes her independent nature makes me think she doesn't need me, but this week reminds me otherwise. She will always be my strong little girl who makes her mama proud.
I thank God for Miss Innocent One, our sweet spirit, who responds to my yes with, "Thanks, Mom. It means a lot to me" with a gentle kiss on my cheek. Thinking of it makes me smile days later.
I thank God for Drummer Boy and for seeing him through the rough passage to adulthood. Though he's struggled, he's learning, pushing through, making his own mark, slowly finding his way, becoming a man.
I thank God for my husband. How could I live without this man, whose steady presence makes everything better?
They are my flesh and blood, my joy, my sorrow, my life.
We are family, united in good and bad, bonded in love, belonging to each other forever.
And we are blessed. Thank You, Lord.