Sometimes I have a lot to say and sometimes I don't. Well, I always have a lot to say, just sometimes I don't know how to say it.
In the meantime, here are some things to be grateful for. When in doubt, if I'm grateful, I feel better.
This will be a memorable summer for big and small reasons. Today I celebrate the small. I like the way Braeden climbs in bed next to us when he gets home late from a social engagement. He makes me scoot over to make room for him so he can tell us about his adventures. I'll always make room for him. I like the small cleverness Emma adds to everything. She is a thinker with a quick wit and that's a dazzling combination. I like the way Mark is always making a scheme, mostly involving things he wants to buy. (I just nod and say "that's interesting.") I like how he is increasingly able to hold his own amongst his siblings with his own clever wit. I like giving him problems to solve and sitting back and watching him go.
I like Adam too. A whole lot. Last night he showed us a clip of an 18 year old boy with cystic fibrosis who was able to play in the Sounders soccer game because of the Make A Wish foundation. Adam's eyes got teary when the stadium of over 60,000 people were cheering for the boy. I love that about him.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.