It's progress, y'all, and I'll take it. :)
I thought a lot about gratitude on the way home yesterday, and I realize how blessed I am to have the opportunities that I have career-wise.
day 5: I'm thankful to work in a district that does what's best for kids. The more I learn about education, the more I see that where I am is exactly where I want to be...and I'm grateful.
I'm also grateful for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets I experience on the road.
day 6: I just read a thought-provoking blog post about kids not being the center of their Mom's world. It hit home with me because I share a lot of her views on child-rearing.
Today, I'm thankful for independent kids. These knuckleheads waited until SUNDAY to carve their pumpkin because they wanted to do it all by themselves...it's a long story that involves thrill points and photo shoots and commuting and a crazy life. But the end result is the same: they did it all by themselves. It's this independence and responsibility that allowed us to get the kittens, because we knew the kids could handle taking care of them. I realize that it's pretty rare to have kids that do what they're supposed to do because they're supposed to do it, and I appreciate it.