I'm very thankful that I've learned to stop to enjoy hearing my daughter laugh, even when I'm in a hurry. I feel like I don't miss a moment of joy with her, that I don't take her for granted. I'm very thankful for that. I'm glad that I've tried hard to not live a life filled with regret and to just accept life for what it is - a constant surprise. (Now, if I could only train myself to LIKE surprises...)
One awesome surprise: My sadistic English professor ended up giving me an A! I thought I'd be lucky for a C!! So yeah, I'm the proud possessor of a 3.462 GPA for this semester. It's no 4.0, but it ain't too shabby for a pregnant chick with a gimp back and a short attention span who refuses to study when her kids are awake.
It's weird to feel like I'm "starting" college because I'm finally at a real university and going full-time in actual classrooms for the first time in forever, only to realize that I'm actually something like 6 units away from being a junior. I have very little general ed to finish up, so school is finally going to get more interesting!
I don't think my life has ever been this wonderful before. It's not just school though, it is everything. Moving to Vermillion was the best thing that could have ever happened to us. I want to say "except for winning the lotto" but I honestly think we are happier here poor than we would be in California with loads of money, so I can't even say that I'd rather win the lotto.
Say what ya will about my fly-over state, but life here is beautiful and I'm so glad to be grateful for it.