I am thankful for many things this year. I am very grateful for my health, my body has come through for me. I had a flawless and happy pregnancy. I enjoyed learning about my body, embraced the changes, and looked forward to the arrival of my first born daughter. I began labor on Labor Day, if you can believe that, and labored at home for three days. I spent the last two hours of labor in the hospital and was able to give birth naturally. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have had that experience.
I am grateful for the health and happiness of my daughter, Kate. My husband, Kevin, and I have been together for ten years. We got engaged in October 2009 and learned I was pregnant in Jan 2010. We were very excited to be in the part of our lives where we could be excited about marriage and children and the life we are building together. And words cannot describe our gratitude and love for Kate. LOVE, love , love, love.
I am grateful for the health of my husband and our family. I am grateful that Kate has seven grandparents and that six of them are within 15 miles from us. I am grateful to have family for a babysitter. I am grateful that Kevin & I had a beautiful, meaningful, and small wedding this year and that we could share that with these six grandparents.
I am grateful that my Uncle Bob, who I haven’t seen in four years, spontaneously came to my college graduation in May. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to complete my degree.
I am grateful that my dog, Shadow, is healthy and adjusting well to having a baby in the house.
I am grateful that, when I return to work, I will work as a nurse, helping others achieve health and happiness.
I am thankful that Kate is an easy baby and that she sleeps through the night.
I am grateful for the home we rent in my childhood town of San Anselmo. I love the fact that the house is newly built with modern amenities, on over an acre of beautiful hillside, has nature views from every window, 500square feet of deck with views of Mt.Tamalpais, and a great landlord who lives next door. Believe me, this is hard to find in a rental.
In am grateful to live in the Bay Area. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Last Sunday, I spent the morning in class at The Bar Method in the San Francisco Marina and the afternoon at Limantour Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. I feel lucky.
I am grateful to The Bar Method Marina for providing two months of free classes and a venue to share and reflect on my experience. I feel very lucky to have the personal instruction over a long period of time to give me a great foundation to an exercise that will hopefully be life long. I am grateful for the physical benefits and the resulting happiness I feel about myself.