With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I fail to pause and think about everything that has happened in the past 5 years. But a couple of months ago Facebook and their memory reminder stopped me and made me focus on just that. They showed the picture that you see now to the left of this post. When looking at this picture and the date stamped on it, April 2012, I remember some of the most stressful and hardest days of our lives and look where we are now.
But what a difference a couple of years make. With the help of some amazing doctors the kids are more than well cared for. We have the absolute best that do anything they can to help. In November of 2014, we were able to become homeowners again. These are 2 major things that make me smile and seem like life might be back to normal, but there are smaller things too. Something as simple as doing my first fantasy football team this year (go Broncos!), the way I haven't killed my hydrangeas surrounding the deck yet, watching my kids laying in the hammock yesterday, and celebrating our 12 year Anniversary in August. I wake up everyday and feel so thankful for making it through the hardest times we have had so far, the great things that are happening, and amazing people that I have met a long the way.
So if you would like, let me know what you are thankful for. It's always good to pause and reflect to see how far you have come!