Cecily just loves her brothers - both of them. Noah can open the door and run in and she shrieks with delight. Cason can crawl in on his belly and she just gets down on the floor and rolls over to play. They have so much fun together that I sometimes (on my better days) think if three is this much fun imagine what four would be like? Haha... no, we are not going there but I must admit I LOVE a full-house. I may be tired and I may have aged a decade in about 3 years but there is no better gift than a house full of laughter and love. We have a lot of both so we count our blessings and enjoy it!
Life was so busy we didn't get to write our Thanksgiving post. We try and live our life with gratitude but I do love a holiday that is all about giving thanks. As most of my friends and family know - I love a good thank you note. I believe people have forgotten the magic of please and thank you. I believe too many people feel entitled and too many people forget to say those simple, meaningful words. We have a few basic rules in our house and please and thank you are a must! Even little Cecily knows that if she wishes to have her needs met she better sign please!
These last few months have been filled with giggles and tears - but the giggles are so much better! Cecily has had a rougher ride and we're reminded of how great those hospital free months in 2012 were before fall came and brought with it a wave of change. We are grateful for the good days. We are grateful for my parents. If anyone wants to see what two dedicated, over-the-top parents look like, please feel free to knock on their door. They are without a doubt angels on earth. I will call them Saints. I will call them the most generous parents around because they give and give and give and there seems to be no end to the support they provide us and our adorable children. We are so blessed to have such a healthy support network.
We are so lucky to have three children that give our life such meaning and purpose. We are blessed to have such amazing friends who stand by us even when we can't always stand by them in the same way. We are so grateful to have the support of the SD community and local businesses like PaintGreen, The UPS Store, Beach Bungalow Designs, Inside Emily Dolton's Head and more... that have turned our dream into a sustainable little non-profit to help kids in San Diego. We have so much to be thankful for that it makes the speedbumps in the road seem small. There is so much love in our house. Life is full. Life is busy. But gosh darn it life is pretty great!
Thank you God. Thank you family. Thank you friends. Thank you teachers and therapists and nurses and doctors. Thank you volunteers! Imagine if everyone just looked for the positive and found the LOVE. Life could be so much better. It is a conscious decision every day to find the good but we're not looking back.
Onwards and upwards!