Today is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia (in case you've been under a rock or something and didn't know...:P) This year the anniversary also coincided with Eric and Kathy's 36 hour radio-thon for Children's Memorial Hospital I generally refer to the radio-thon as the 36 hour sob a thon because I listen and sob...because even though Gabriel has a disability, it's nothing compared to what the families who tell their stories for the radio-thon go through.
Today was one of those days where I really sat back and surveyed our lives and thought to myself "Damn, we are one lucky family. We have happy healthy kids, we are surrounded by family and friends, we have a roof over our heads, and even though things get tight sometimes, we always make do" I mean, really, everyone has rough times, but overall, things are really pretty awesome for our family. Geo and I have a strong marriage-we not only love one another but we like one another, we have two great kids who are happy and healthy and bring joy to our lives on a regular basis, heck we even have two cats who are pretty darn fabulous too :P
Seeing photos, reading what people had to say about 9/11 and listening to the radio-thon really put these things into perspective. Just when I think we have it rough, I hear about someone who's gone through an unspeakable tragedy and it hits me that wow, our life is good.
I hope that at some point in the next day or two you will take the opportunity to really look at your life and what's going on and put it all in perspective and be HAPPY about the things that are good in your life. It's so easy to focus on the negative crap that happens continually; sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours and it's a damn thunderstorm out there...so take a moment, think about what you've got and how lucky you are to have it...