Sometimes you wonder as A Keeper of a Blog how much you should share with your readers. I always try to be open and honest whenever I write. My life is a lot like your life and the lives of those around you, full of every day moments where the good, the bad and the downright ugly play out. These days it seems a lot more like a really bumpy roller coaster ride with a mix of ups and downs.
I'm grateful to have an outlet (my journal.) I'm very grateful to have someone whom I love so very much who will hold me tight at 3 in the morning if I break down crying. I'm grateful to have a job that I love and that I can channel so much of my heart and energy into. I'm grateful that my taller than me son knows when something is wrong and will give me a hug for no reason. I'm grateful to have a family whom I can call and reach out to even though we're miles apart. I'm grateful for friends who will meet me for tea when it's one of those "I just need to talk" kind of days. I'm grateful for my students as they are the ones who push me to come up with new ideas and to offer the best that I can when I teach a class. I'm grateful for YOU listening to me and for reading this.
One of my cousins who has always been more like a favorite aunt than a cousin to me was rushed into surgery Friday night for a major operation. She woke up today and she seems to be doing better. Any good thoughts, prayers, love, etc... that you want to send her way would be much appreciated. She was very close to my Dad (more like a sister/brother relationship than cousins) especially since they were so close in age. She is very, very much loved and brings so much into our lives so thank you for any good thoughts that you can send her way. She's had a rough few months and we're hoping that the New Year brings only good things to her (as well as the rest of us!)