Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy. Really Happy.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. I figured out what I want to be when I grow up and started classes accordingly. I love to have babies, but I can't have anymore for both mental and physical reasons! So, I decided, with Don's encouragement, to go to school to be a L&D nurse. I started my first pre-req two weeks ago and have made an A on both of my tests. I finally feel like I am using my brain again, and I get to set the terms of use. I am so fortunate to have a husband that supports my aspirations. His paying all the bills is nice, too. A nurse is not what I thought I would be when I grew up, but my priorities have shifted and it fits the person I have become.

2. I am happy to be training for the Houston Marathon. I decided I wanted to run a marathon a few years ago, but I haven't been able to commit to the training. I am 99.9% sure I can get it done this year! I love the challenge of running a full marathon, rather than a half. I figure, why do something 'half' way. It feels good to be in control of my body. I feel strong.

3. Friends are so important to me, and lately, I feel so much love from my small group of good friends. We don't see each other every day. We don't talk every day, but I understand them and they understand me. We do what we can to support one another and understand that our families comes fussing, no drama and no whining. I love my patient friends.

4. We are healthy. My family and I all have fully functioning bodies. I have two arms and two legs and no major sicknesses. I can live my life to the fullest. I thank God just about every time I am active that everything is working properly and is simply there to use.

5. I am thankful for my fab house in a great city, my kid's attendance of wonderful schools, money to buy whatever we need, having both sets of Grandparents alive and kickin', my school being paid for in-full (so far), being married to a smart and honorable man, knowing Heavenly Father gently teaches me and forgives me, having great neighbors and babysitters and kids that are trained to go to bed before 8pm!


  1. I LOVE YOU!!! Glad to see all is well. Good luck with all your goals! L&D nurse will be a great place for you...I'm happy you are happy.

  2. Way to go! I'm glad you are happy!

  3. you will be an AWESOME L&D nurse! so proud - keep up the awesome work!

  4. That is so great! You will be an awesome nurse! I'm glad to hear that you are so happy. That's what life is supposed to be, right?