Just Write: Grateful Ramblings of a Working Mom

Today’s small victory is a mash-up combining a writing prompt from my favorite author, Diane Chamberlain and the Extraordinary Ordinary’s just write link up.

Diane asked on her blog today what we are grateful for and I thought that would be a happy topic for my first Just Write link up too. So I am taking a few minutes to write what I am grateful for today.

On a lighter note….

I am grateful Diane sent me a copy of her new book, The Good Father, I can’t wait to read it!

At the moment, I am grateful for leftovers and the creator of toaster ovens, without whom my kids and I would be debating the age-old question of “what’s for dinner” tonight? and they are quietly making happy plates.

I am grateful for finding a library book my son left at a restaurant a week ago.

I am grateful my toddler, codename: Daredevil, is able to communicate better. Today he told me after picking him up from daycare, “I had a good day!”. Music to my ears, it’s heartwarming to see his pure love for his teachers and blowing them kisses as he leaves, without my asking. It sure makes me feel better about my decision to work full-time outside the home, mom’s guilt and all.

I am grateful my two youngest boys are playing fetch with each other. Superstar throws it and says “go get it!”, Daredevil fetches and then they switch who fetches. Good time to sit on the couch and watch them go!

I am grateful the cleaning service is coming soon, our house has resumed its tornado-like status since the last time they were here. After coming home to a leaking fridge on Easter Sunday (thankfully Superhubby was able to fix), my doing taxes and the usual chaos, it’s ready for a good scrubbing!

And on a serious note…
I am grateful for my family of boys, that goes without saying. They are my pride and joy, they make me laugh more than I would have ever imagined. And laughter is a great medicine when I’m dealing with a chronic illness.

I am so grateful my boys are happy and healthy and don’t seem to be exhibiting signs of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Yep, sadly RA tends to be hereditary and kids can get it too.

I am grateful for the one girl in our house, our “puppy” who at 13 years old is losing her eyesight and her hearing but still is as happy to see us when we walk in the door and who the boys have pulled on, sat on and otherwise loved on and who still loves us unconditionally.

I am grateful for health insurance to allow me medicines that give me a “normal” quality of life while enduring RA. Without it, I would not want to think about how I would be able to keep up with my kids!

Back to mommy duty, thanks for reading!

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