I’ll be honest, people can be such a pain in the batoosky, right? We’re all full of weird quirks that set each other off. But there’s nothing like the flu bug to lie you flat on your back, spending way too much time staring into Marie Osmond’s porcelain doll eyes (and, yes, I mean the “porcelain doll” part literally) to make you be thankful for the real people in your life.
Here are some people I’m thankful for today:
1. My Nurse: My 5yo daughter has the sweetest way of coming up to me when I’m sick and petting my arm and saying, “Mommy, are you okay? Do you need anything?” I started calling her “Nurse,” and she was thrilled with the title and had fun getting me pillows and drinks of water.
2. My friend, Poppi Don: who brought me some yummy chocolate medicine to help me feel better. Because we all know Mary Poppins was right when she said, “A pixie from Fannie May makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down.”
3. My dear mother: who, although fearing for her own health and wellness (because her birthday’s coming soon!), still let me get in her car! She drove me to Walgreens where I loaded up on all the latest sinus and headache relief products. And then bought me a mocha at Panera. Okay, she wouldn’t let me breathe near her or touch her, but still, it was nice of her.
4. My dear husband: who really outdid himself this year and apparently has been listening really well to Gary Chapman’s show (he doesn’t really have a choice whether to listen or not; he’s the producer!) and reached out to me in my Love Language of Giving/Receiving Gifts. He was very kind.
5. My dearest, darlingest Grandmothers who never ever forced me to eat anything I didn’t like and for my Grampa (who also never forced me to eat anything I didn’t like and once bought me pizza after I hadn’t eaten in forever; which is really the way to a girl’s heart): All three of them have had rough weeks as far as health is concerned and I’m so thankful for each of them and that they are on the road to recovery.
6. My Dear Friends: I’m thankful for friends who are encouraging and fun to laugh with through emails, cards and dinners out.
7. My Dear Brother: Who, although he loves making those sarcastic remarks on my blog, shows how much he loves me every day with his fun emails (really, have you had Jeff sing his rendition of Be Still My Soul in an email to you? It really speeds along the recovery) and even, yes, even a delivery of a dozen roses. Thanks!
We’re in this thing together, we might as well make the best of it, right? So, here’s to another year, Lord willing.