Thursday, July 18, 2013

Things I'm missing this summer

The extended title of this post is "Things I'm missing this summer...but get to do with my daughter next summer!"

It's very easy to get down about the whole situation that I'm going through. So at the beginning of week 2 of {modified} bed rest I allowed my brain to "pity myself" for two days. Then I decided that was enough! Time to move on. Time to be thankful because I still have so much to be thankful for.

So, in that spirit, let's get it all out.

Things I'm missing this summer:

  • THREE family beach trips - this one hits me hard. These are my favorite vacations of the year. Sun, sand, laughs, good food, even better company.
  • Lake trip - my cousins have a lake house that we enjoy visiting a lot even though we don't get to go as often as I wish our schedule allowed. Jet skiing, water skiing, hanging out, it's amazing.
  • Get togethers and gatherings - just being able to spontaneously have a cookout and bonfire with friends and family, going to my husband's recreational sports games, being able to attend parties and fundraisers put on by friends.
  • Being outdoors - yes it's ridiculously hot but even just being out in the shade, feeling the breeze, reading a good book outside when it cools down at night. 
The best part is, all of these things that I miss {and I'm sure there is more that I could add} I get to look forward to doing with the little baby girl next year. How fun with it be to see her movin' and groovin' on the beach next summer? I have so much to look forward to. And it's worth every minute on the sofa. 

So in response...

Things I'm thankful for today:
  • My little daughter - kicking and squirming and reminding me every day that she is coming!
  • My husband - he has been my rock when I freak out and worry, my friend when I desperately need to have a five minute conversation with someone randomly in the middle of the day, he has just been amazing and strong.
  • My sweet lab - who continues to spend most of the day with me, cuddling and keeping me company.
  • Amazing family and friends - who continue to come over, keep me company, bring food, send gifts, y'all are amazing and brighten my day!
  • The Open Championships - finally another sporting event is on. I love baseball, but I'm feeling the summer sports drag and cannot wait for football season to start. 
  • Time to reflect - do I even need to explain? This is probably the most time to myself I will have...for the rest of my life. 
  • Craig's List deals! I scored a major one this morning. More details later. 
I have many more things to be thankful for but these are just a few for today.

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