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Gratitude

Things I am grateful for, right now:
1. The health and vibrancy of my children-- I'm reminded by my friends list that behavior issues and frustrations with the boys will pass.  I could be dealing with much worse issues.  I adore my sons and all their quirks.  They are the biggest blessings I've ever received.

2.  Wayne, for listening.

3.  Good friends, who share their talents and skills just because they like me.

4.  Good coffee, for getting my ass moving

5.  My own strength- I've been through some crazy drama, going through some crazy drama, and I know there's more to come.  I know I can handle it all with grace and dignity.

6.  My right foot-- sounds weird, right?  I'm starting off a weekend of heavy walking and knowing that it's coming, I am so glad that when the doctors brought up the word "amputation," it turned out to not be necessary.

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glass_lion
Aug. 14th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's SO, SO crazy how, since you have grace, disgnity and kindness, people are crazy enough to, ya know, like and love you. CRAZY! :P

You're good people.

But whaaaaaaaaaaa on your foot? Huh?
purplejuli
Aug. 14th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Really.

I shattered my ankle in high school. The only thing holding it on to the rest of me was skin and muscle. The bones were shattered and the tendons torn. Surgery to reconstruct was over six hours long and left me with some plastic and metal inside, some nasty scars, a limited range of motion and arthritis. So if I'm on my feet a lot, it swells and hurts.

But hey, it's functional and I have both feet!

Edited at 2008-08-14 02:22 pm (UTC)
glass_lion
Aug. 14th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
WOW. :/
rubyprincess
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
and.......your great new haircut!
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