Wednesday, May 9, 2007 can be found anywhere

My poor sweet baby girl is sick. She had her 6 month checkup yesterday and got 2 shots, her brother has a cold and she has been coughing and has a little runny nose, the weather is getting warmer and we are outside a lot more...hard to know what the cause is. Isabelle was up all night long, she sleeps best in her crib and so I tried to keep lying her down but at least every 30 minutes or so she was up and crying. She had a fever...her very first. She has a very runny nose and cannot breathe with her soother in. She cannot soothe herself without the 'nuk'. Poor Sweet Baby Isabelle.

So, what does this have to do with thankfulness??? EVERYTHING!!! It is about seeing the cup as half full rather than half empty. It is about choosing to find that silver lining in an otherwise dark situation.

I am thankful for the digital ear thermometer!!! WOO HOO! How great is it to be able to get an accurate temperature in less than 5 seconds. No pain for the kids, no having to hold a thermometer in that exact spot under the tongue or arm, no going where no parent wants to go.

I am thankful for Baby Motrin. I love that it uses a plunger instead of the traditional much easier to measure and administer. And nothing brings down a fever quite as I held her to my chest I could feel her getting cooler...just amazing!

I am thankful that I was able to see the sunrise, it was so beautiful this morning and I would have slept right through it if Isabelle did not have me up.

I am thankful for the hot shower I now have time to take before Adrian leaves for work.

I am thankful that I am still on maternity leave and do not have to go into work today and try to be clever and on the ball when I really am so tired.

I am thankful that Owen is in Montessori school and will have a great morning instead of being stuck at home with a sick sister and tired mama.

I am thankful for my great neighbours who will drive Owen to school for me so I don't have to wake Isabelle if she is sleeping.

I am thankful that it is Wednesday and my mom is coming tonight, if tonight is a repeat of last night it will be wonderful to have an extra pair of hands...and if not it is always nice to just have a visit with mom.

I am thankful that the house is clean and tidy...thanks Anna.

It is all about framing and attitude. TODAY I choose to be thankful.

Thought for the day: try to find a silver lining, something to be thankful for that is not obvious at first glance.

Have a great day...jen


doughty said...

Beautiful journaling Jenn. And you couldn't have said it better. Gratitude is an attitude. Hope Isabelle is better with all your tender ministerings during the night. See you tonight. Mom

Mike said...

Nice blog.

I didn't know Ajax had so much nature!