I’m so thankful for the gift of babywearing. Not only has it been wonderful to bond me to my children and convenient, but it has provided me with a solid group of support and friends. It has given me the gift of giving back to my community and helping new moms find their confidence in themselves as mothers.
I’m thankful for an afternoon spent learning about American Heroes and hearing some fun tunes written about the Heroes. Jonathan Sprout is a local musician who was nominated for a Grammy for one of his albums. We happily took home two CDs yesterday and have been singing the songs all day long.
Another day off! Today I’m thankful that a day that started out rough, turned around and ending up being lots of fun. We visited the Princeton Baby Lab to participate in some studies, then lunch with Daddy, then a walk in the woods, trip to the farmer’s market and milk store and finally home for some playtime. The woods we explored were so lovely with all of their fall colors.
I’m thankful for our church. We have had some pretty incredible parishes in the past, who have all really focused on the social concerns aspect of our faith. Thankfully, our current parish is similar and although initially we didn’t love it nearly as much as some previous parishes, it was the best around here. As time has gone on and we have gotten more involved, we have participated in many of their outreach projects. Yesterday, we had our annual Day of Service. A few different churches (ours is the only Catholic one participating) participate in a bunch of different service projects, some out in the community, others at your church. It was so nice to see so many members of our parish community coming together to give back. There were toiletry kits assembled, winter bags assembled for the poor, sandwiches made, cat toys made (for local animal shelters), baby bundled made, birthday boxes for local food pantries, meals for Aid for Friends prepared, decorations for shared meal made, blankets for the elderly made, elderly parish members yards cleaned up for winter, and I’m sure many others I’m not remembering. I’m grateful for the family and young children programs that I have been helping get started, so that my children can grow up in a parish family.