A family's story

Thankful Saturday

Due to an early release, teacher conferences, and mad-dash cleaning before my Bunco game on Thursday, I didn’t post. Let me do a “thankful” post today…

I am so grateful that we are comfortable. Hubz brings in enough money so that I don’t have to work outside of the home. We have a fabulous house that provides us with shelter, a place to call our own, and a place where we can be ourselves. We can afford an occasional night out to dinner and healthy meals with veggies, fruit, and whole grains.

We have been blessed with a decent insurance plan. Tate’s speech, occupational, and physical therapies are covered at 90%, once we meet our deductible. His ABA therapy is covered at 80%. We can afford evaluations by good doctors, visits to specialists, and medications to help control attention deficit and impulsivity. We can all go to the doctor when there is a health issue.

We are able to afford two cars…even if one is a mini-van. We can insure both cars so we both can drive. If something is acting up on a car, we may have to budget, but we can get it repaired.

Our children want for nothing. They have a home, clothing, food, toys, books, and electronics. We have TV and U- verse, so they can pretty much watch a show whenever they want. They have me home, and present, to talk about their day, drive them around, calm their fears. They have a dad who is present and active in their lives…one who makes them breakfast for dinner, wrestles with them (yeah, I still don’t get it), and reads bedtime stories.

We have a good school district, and it’s filled with good teachers who care and educate about more than just what’s on the test. Our district has a great early childhood program, and wonderful specialists who work SO HARD to get our boys up to or as close to their respective peer levels.

Yes, we are very blessed…and I try to remember to thank God every day for the gifts he has bestowed upon us. We have a lot of shtuff, but He has given us so many tools to succeed, in spite of all of the clutter in our life. And for that, I am so gracious.

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