I found a link today on my blogger friend Autumn's page - Thankful Thursday. It seemed like a good time to focus on things to be thankful for.
I am thankful for Skype, and the fact that I got to talk to my husband for several hours yesterday via the internet.
Afghanistan may be a long way away, but it feels much closer when I can see him on the computer screen, and hear him over my speakers.
I am thankful for Freon, or whatever the stuff is called that you put in your truck and suddenly that cab is filled with a blissful cold breeze, rather then the sweltering humid oppression that you are supposed to try to breath here in Georgia. I am also thankful that the truck only needed Freon, and not a new compressor.
I am thankful for coupons, and special deals, and the "rush" I get from buying food.
(like .99 frosted mini wheats!)
I could need caffeine, or expensive clothes, or illegal drugs to get that rush. I just need a Sunday paper and a grocery store. How cool is that?
I am thankful for my boys, and strangely enough, for their messes. They keep me busy, and I need to be busy so I don't have time to think negative thoughts.
I am SO very thankful for my amazing family. I have read several facebook status' lately from military wives with deployed husbands who are simply miserable - truly and honestly, I have never been miserable. I miss him dreadfully, and stress more then I should about his safety, but my family makes sure that I never have a chance to be miserable. AND, they love my Andy just because he is who is he.
That is something to be thankful for.