After another busy week and again running out of time to post a gratitude blog, I am going to end my thank-less streak. This gratitude post will be a little shorter than the past posts because it is late at night and I have to wake up quite early tomorrow morning to drive out of town for a course.
In the past 2 weeks, I have been thankful for:
Having a good time with new friends – I have had quite a few playdates, talks with other moms at TKD, and of course, my little party last weekend. Things are really starting to fall into place, socially.
Supportive Colleagues – Since the word has gotten around that I have taken time off work, I have received numerous emails and text messages from some of my colleagues, both from in and out of O&G. People have been asking me if everything is okay, or offering kind words of encouragement, asking if there is anything I need help with, or to just let me know they are thinking of me. It has been wonderful.
Time with my kids – Although they still managed to drive me nuts by the end of every day, I can’t help but feel blessed and honoured to be their mom. I have had some great experiences hanging out at home, going out for activities, doing crafts, and many other things. They challenge me, amaze me, and make me realize that I am an important part of their lives, too.
Community Support – During my time off, I have spent a significant amount of time working on getting our community supports set up for A. He is now in a pre-school program with a full time aide to assist him with social interactions with other kids, as well as some of his behavioural mannerisms, like turn taking, not interrupting, eye contact, etc. All of this (aside from the cost of the pre-school) is available at no cost to us. He is going to do really well.
My psychologist – This is one of the longest therapy relationships I have had with someone since my high school counsellor. We are at a point where she is able to give me very objective advice and criticism, as well as engage my in deeper, more philosophical conversations. I learn so much from her and she encourages me to challenge myself, give myself more credit, take care of myself, and realize things about myself that I often don’t let myself believe. I’ll just say that she is wonderful. Her services are also covered by my provincial medical association physician support program (which kind of goes back to the point above).
Daylight savings time – Okay I know it’s only been one day, but I LOVE having the extra hour of daylight in the evening. It seems to make such a difference to how I function!
My Blog – I love having a place to come when I need to vent, or to interact, or to engage with people. Some of you I “know” and I respect and value your ideas and opinions. Most of you I don’t know, but I know you’re out there reading. It feels great to know that people think of me, like what I have to say (even if it is meaningless most of the time), and come back for more. I don’t know what I would do without my blog.