I'm going to continue my reminders to myself to be present and do a thankful item each day of November. It may not happen daily, but by the end of the month there will be 30 of them.
Day 1: Today I am thankful for Phoenix. He is strong-willed, stubborn, imaginative and sometimes out of control, but he is one of the most loving children I know and he gives the best hugs ever. There are times I curse that child to myself because of a difficult moment, however most of the time at the end of that moment, he is remorseful for his choices and is able to make better decisions. He is a child who can make me laugh at my darkest times and sooth heartaches. He loves 150%, everything he does is big. And I love him and am so thankful for the opportunity to be his mom.