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Monday, September 19, 2011


I know Friday was kind of a downer so today I'm going to focus on the positive.

I really do have so much to be grateful for, and this little snafu with Kyle's pay will work itself out.

I'm so lucky to have friends and family upon whom I can lean if I so need, financially or otherwise. I have a roof over my head that I have worked so hard to make into a place I'm proud to call home. We have food in the fridge and coffee in the pot and enough cat food to support my cat collecting habit.

I'm grateful for the way the universe always seems to balance itself, like helping a friend maternity clothes shop this weekend and finding a pair of Chucks for Tova on clearance for $10 -- shoes she needed now that the weather's turned cold. And the kindness of strangers, even if it's just holding open a door when I've got my kids with me or the genuine comments of approval tinged with awe when I catch someone eyeballing my hair, letting me know not everyone judges me by my cover.

I can never be grateful enough that I have two healthy, bright, beautiful children to brighten my days and challenge myself into always being a better version of myself, for them.

And, for what it's worth, I have a husband who works hard so that I can follow my dreams, who is putting forth the effort to make this marriage better -- because the truth of the matter is he still is one of my best friends and I still believe there might be hope for us yet.

I'm a lucky woman, truly I am. These things will pass and be forgotten, but the goodness I have here will linger on in our memories for years to come.

I just need to remember that more often.