Today I am thankful for my extended family. I am thankful for the safety net and love that my extended family provides. I am thankful to know that I could call up any one of my cousins, uncles, or aunts, and they would have my back in a heartbeat. I am thankful for the times all of my extended family is one place.
1. I started my Beta Blocker, Propranolol and started wearing compression stockings. I was terrified of swallowing my first pill because I’ve had a history of being allergic to medications, but thankfully nothing crazy happened. My compression stockings are definitely going to take some time to get used to, and I would appreciate any tips on how to get them on in less than 20 minutes.
Today on Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for traditions and for family. I am thankful that I get to celebrate Thanksgiving with both sides of my family; the Dama’s and the Jaskolski’s. I am thankful for all of my extended family; aunts, uncles, cousins…
I am thankful for the delicious food that fills my tummy. Bounzadotes (sp?), Stuffing, Gnocchi and Italian Sausage, Turkey, Stuffed Mushrooms, Lemon Bars, Broccoli Rice casserole, Kids Wine, and so much more.
Tonight I am thankful for laughter. There have been a few core things that have helped me get through the tough times in my life thus far, and laughter has ALWAYS been one of them. I am thankful that I believe and recognize that laughter is truly a means of healing for the mind and the body. When life seems overwhelming, it is laughter that often helps me forget my cares or helps me forget the pain or the sickness I may be experiencing, even if it is for a brief moment. I am thankful I have the ability to laugh at myself, because honestly at times, it is either laugh or cry, and I would much rather laugh.
First and foremost, I am thankful for ALL of the kids that make up Wexford. The kids are why I love what I do, and are my inspiration each day to keep pushing forward to get better so I can be back with them. Oh, how I miss and love those kids.