Friday, February 15, 2008

Thank You

I am turning 31 this weekend! Woo hoo! I can’t believe I am that old. OK, not that that is old, really... I just remember when I was 10 thinking how old an 18-year-old was and at 18 thinking how the world would probably end before I was 30!!! How funny is that?!

So I was driving to visit my E.I. (Early Intervention) kids that I work with and my mind started to wander... how thankful I was for the little gifts the kids in my classes gave me for Valentine’s yesterday. And then I started thinking of all the people in my own children’s lives that I am so thankful for.

All their teachers, they have all been such a help in all of my kid’s lives. I don’t know what I would do without their continued devotion and help. It is truly amazing. My neigbors and friends who have scooped my children up and loved them no matter their situation and taught their own children to be tolerant and loving. People in our ward who have put so much time in and effort in making them all feel so welcome, loved and important. And, of course....my family. I am no super mom. My family takes good care of me. They love our kids and are constantly there for them. Whether it is to teach our 2 youngest how to talk, play games, laugh, or our 2 oldest to look forward and be strong and choose the right no matter their background. I love my family, close and extended. The support I feel is so amazing and greatly appreciated. My cousins and aunts and uncles have been so supportive--even through the tough times of the fragile x diagnosis or even back to having our neice and nephew join our family--they have always treated them like family. Thanks to all of you, for being strong, being supportive, being accepting and kind.

2 remarks:

BallerFam said...

Happy birthday! Don't you love getting older? I'll hit the big 30 this year, so we can both be in the 30's club. At least Marc is out of the club and Shane is getting there so we can still feel younger than them!

BallerFam said...

I meant Marc is almost out of the club. He's 39 still right?