UPDATE: I forgot to tag 5 people! I tag Sheri, Heather, Tiffany, Melanie and Patti. (I don't know if you all will see this.)
I was tagged by Sherami to write my top 5 favorite things in life. I am not sure that I can really narrow it down, but here are 5 of the most important things to me.
1. My Family
I have such a wonderful family (my husband and children, my parents and siblings, all my in-laws…) and we don’t have the big problems that some families seem to have with fighting or someone no longer talking to someone or things like that.
2. Good Health
I definitely am grateful for my own health and my husband’s, but especially my children’s health. When I see others with children who are not healthy in one way or another, I think it must be one of the hardest things to go through, helplessly watching your child suffer.
3. My Faith
My faith is so much a part of my life and who I am that I can’t imagine me without it. Like Sherami said in her list, I know I’m a better person when I try to be more like Jesus.
4. My Country
I know that America is not a perfect country and doesn’t have a perfect government, but we do have so much that is good here and I’m glad to live here.
5. My Connection to the Outside World!
I get so stuck in my routine of cleaning, cooking, helping my children with homework, etc. that I often forget something that I really need to do—talk to other people. I love my husband and children, but I always feel better after talking to a friend on the phone, going to lunch with them or even reading an email from a friend. Good friends are invaluable!
Along with this list, I am going to share some of the best things that happened to us this week since I need to concentrate on positive things.
Alex—He had a good week. Tuesday was job shadow day so he went to work with his dad. I thought he would be bored during the very long day. Robin put him to work scanning things and entering them into the computer and he loved it. He didn’t even mind that they didn’t get home until almost 7:00. He liked it so much that he is back at the office with Robin today.
Alex’s second best thing is funny to me. He is taking a class where they learn practical skills like how to fill out a job application, balance a checkbook, use databases on the computer and now cooking. Alex was the only student in his whole class who knew how to measure brown sugar correctly. Seriously??? I know that many 12 and 13 year olds don’t know how to cook by themselves, but they have never measured brown sugar with their mom (or dad)? He felt quite proud. Elisa—We worked on fractions for several days before her test on Wednesday. She was worried about it, but got 100%! Sabrina—This week she found out that she has her very first loose tooth. She is so excited. There is a poster in her kindergarten class and when someone looses a tooth, they get to put their name on the poster. She has been waiting since the beginning of the year. She has been wiggling that tooth almost non-stop. It is very loose now and I’m surprised it hasn’t come out yet. She won’t have to wait much longer. Last night Robin and I went on a double-date with another couple and had a lot of fun. We went to a Japanese restaurant and left the kids with our former next-door neighbors. The kids were so happy to be able to go play with them. Robin and I had so much fun just sitting and talking that we didn’t realize we were sitting in the restaurant for almost 3 hours by the time we left. Thanks, Carla and Roque for inviting us!