Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thanksgiving in July 7/24

Hey there! It's been a while, but I haven't really done anything blog-worthy recently, so I haven't had much to say. I hate to write posts that aren't real posts, ya know?

Well, this one isn't really a real post either. Over the last week, I've found a lot of new things to be grateful for. Here are a few of them:

Old friends who pick up the phone at 10:30pm. For some of you, that doesn't seem like a big deal. You are probably 24 or younger.

A healthy family. Watching Jack Hoffman win an ESPY was such a proud moment for the entire Husker Nation. If you're unfamiliar with Team Jack (you're probably not from Nebraska), you can learn more about him and his fight against pediatric brain cancer here. He and his family are really an inspiration, and whenever I'm feeling negative about anything related to my son, I step back and think about the Hoffman family and get slapped in the face with a little bit of perspective. My son is healthy. My husband is healthy. I am healthy. Life is good.

Again, a healthy family. Over the last couple of years, my husband's uncle was battling with cancer. In early May, he was able to announce that he was officially a cancer survivor. We were able to see him and his family briefly in June, and the bond between them is incredible. The four of them have walked through fire together and come out on the other side, stronger.

My plastic microwave egg cooker. Seriously, I cook eggs in the microwave every morning. Breakfast dishes? Aint nobody got time for that. Especially when you're perpetually running late and you've got a kid to feed.
I got it fo' free. Jealous?
As a side note, my kitchen attracts convenience-based microwavable cookware like nobody's business.

The fact that every day is a new day. Each day, we all get the chance to start over, and make a change if necessary. Someday, I'd like to get my crap together and get serious about this blogging business. Obviously, that day hasn't come yet. We can both hope it's out there somewhere, in my future*. Bottom line, if you don't like who you were yesterday, be someone else today. That's the opportunity you get every time you wake up.
*Or maybe you don't hope that, which is cool, but then why are you still reading? Nobody's got a gun to your head or anything. Unless somebody does. Blink twice if you're in danger.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice tribute to Chris and his family. You are right, Jessie, they have come through this stronger than even and even more in love with each other. The entire family has learned a valuable lesson from Chris. You can be as strong or as weak as you choose to be. They chose to be strong and the rest of their friends and family chose to be strong right along with them.