Today I am thankful for my children. The love, the joy, the challenge, laughter and tears – all of it. I could not imagine my life without them and have a hard time remembering what it was like before they were born. They have shown me I have strength when I thought I didn’t and where my weaknesses are when I hear them parroted back in the exact same mannerisms. They make me laugh until my belly hurts, they frustrate me to the point where I need a time out, and I find tears so easily now because I am moved in ways that I never thought possible.  I have learned so much from them over the years and I never understood true unconditional love until I had them.

      So today, the day when they were both absolute turds ALL DAY, I remind myself how grateful I am to have them. : ) 

      (And I have no idea what is up with the sticking-the-tongue-out thing, but they BOTH did it. This would not be something they learned from me, lol)