Sunday, August 22, 2021

Today I'm Thankful


Today I'm thankful. I'm pissed about my car, but more than anything, I'm thankful. I'm thankful for the amazing day we had up until this moment. I'm thankful for the mama bear power that kicked in and gave me strength to kick out my door. I was able to help my children exit the vehicle calmly. I'm thankful for my medical training, as I was able to fully assess my family and determined who needed looked at further. I'm thankful for my brute of a dog. I often joke that I had no idea he would be this big and solid. And I didn't, but today I'm thankful he is. He came out of the accident completely unharmed, calm, his usual happy self. He even helped to shield the child he shared a seat with.

I'm thankful we're all okay. I'm thankful we walked away with minimal bumps and bruises. I'm thankful that our lives are able to function with only one vehicle for our family, which means our daily lives won't be affected by the accident until things are sorted out. I'm thankful for the strangers who stopped, who made sure everyone involved in the accident was okay, and those same strangers who waited around to give statements. They were kind, they were caring, and they helped take care of my children during those moments. 

I'm thankful for my vehicle. It did its job and kept us safe. I wish I had taken a moment to kiss my car for keeping us all intact.

Above all else, I'm thankful for our people. We have many and we are lucky. Lucky for the friends who whisked a couple of us away today to lounge in a pool. Lucky for all of the texts, phone calls, and well wishes sent our way. I'm constantly reminded how amazing and big our village is. I am thankful to have so many thoughtful, caring, and loving people in our lives. Yesterday could have ended so differently than it did. That hasn't slipped passed me for a moment today. But I also know enough to be grateful for everything we have in our lives.