December Reflections, Day 30 – Thank You For…

I owe thanks to a lot of people this year. I hope I have done a good job at telling you all (at least I have tried), but in case I haven’t, here’s a big list, in no particular order, of all the things I want to thank you for. If one is meant for you, hopefully you’ll know it. ❤

Listening.
Holding my hand.
Letting me feel crazy without judgement.
Sharing my pain.
Sharing your pain.
Believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.
My very first surprise party.
Hugs.
Inviting me to speak.
Seeing me as a human, and not just another patient.
Believing so strongly that things will be okay, even better than okay, that I begin to believe it myself.
Biking.
Compassion.
Her quilt.
Bravery.
Reading.
Following.
Sharing.
Pushing for the blood work.
Smiles.
The books.
Organizing a ninja friends support network. Holy shit, seriously.
Flowers.
Just being there, and making sure I knew that you were.
The way that you hug my neck.
Talks at the breakfast bar.
The art.
The statue.
Talking me through.
Keeping me accountable.
Shopping and drinking in Haight-Ashbury.
Sea Lions on the pier.
Alcatraz.
First class.
Dim sum.
Anchor steam.
Actually, just ALL THE food in San Francisco. Oh my god, that Thai place.
In fact, just all of San Francisco. All. Of. It.
Ikea.
Fancy beer.
Seeing me.
Tiling.
Saying “Mom, you know, I love you.” at completely random moments.
Encouragement.
Trust.
Support.
Dinner.
Sky diving.
Toilet humor.
Family jokes.
Finders keepers, smackie boy.
Being sensitive to my feelings.
Your shoulder.
Galena.
Persistently complimenting me, even when I’m terrible at receiving them.
Appreciation.
Merry-go-rounds.
Trying something new.
Teaching me to see.
Strength.
Counsel.
Humor.
Opening a well of gratitude within me.
Babysitting.
Babysitting.
Babysitting, again.
Understanding.
Being strong when I wasn’t.
Being available, at the drop of a hat.
Getting me outside.
A present for no reason.
Being so mature.
Checking in.
Your perspective.
Letting me cry.
Being okay with repeating yourself when I need something hammered in.
Lifting me up.
Reminding me to stay open.
Being proud of me.
A picnic on a warm, Fall day.
Reminding me to play.
Tolerating my yarn hoarding.
Tolerating lots of other stuff, too.
Patience.
Adventure.
Unconditional love.
The beard.

I love you guys. All of you.

Thank you.

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