A lot of magazines and talk shows talk about gratitude journals. And while the idea is a terrific one, I just never took up the opportunity. Yeah, I try to think of a few things I’m thankful for each night, but I never get the written down, and they aren’t always well thought out. So I’m making Thursdays my day to be thankful here on my blog. Who knows, maybe it will inspire others to find things they are thankful for that day, too.
My first “Thankful Thursday” is going to be dedicated to my husband. Close to 4 years ago when we first found out we were expecting our oldest child he asked me if I was going to continue working or if I planned on staying home. I immediately said I was going to go back to work. I LOVED my job, and I just couldn’t picture myself as a stay at home mom. He supported the decision and never even blinked.
Then, at the end of the school year, after having returned back to work and dreading every Monday, I told him I wanted to resign my position and stay home with our daughter. Again, he supported my decision. He never asked me to help figure out how we would manage all the bills on one income. He took care of that himself. He didn’t second guess the decision, even after learning what my income would be the next year – after paying for graduate classes so I could get my Master’s degree.
And for that opportunity to stay home and be with our children, to be able to teach them, watch them grow and experience new things each day, I am eternally grateful. They are only young once, and staying home with them is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can always go back to work; I can’t turn back the hands of time. I know not everyone has this opportunity, and I feel very fortunate to be able to do it.