Listening - to my big ol' boxer Thor sleeping. He is 10 years old now. He is the best dog on the planet. He is getting slow, but he still watches out for us, let's the kids sit on him and lay on him. He is our best friend.
Loving - that I can even hear Thor. My house is so loud. I have four fantastic kids, but they are LOUD. My son Grant is a special needs kiddo and he NEVER stops talking. If he doesn't feel he is being listened to he is not afraid to shout. My daughter is 2 - nuf said. My two older boys are 13 (OMGoodness) and 11. They fight - a lot. It is loud. I know I should be sleeping, but this is the only time I can really find quiet. I cherish this time.
Thinking - about my first baby. My Max. Thirteen (OMGoodness) years ago I was in the hospital, scared out of my mind, in labor with him. He made me a mom. I am so proud of the young man he is becoming, but sometimes wish I could steal back a day of his babyhood. I wish I could smell his baby head and cuddle him and keep him safe. It was so much easier then. I love him more than words can say. I pray that his life is amazing and that I am around long enough to watch him make his dreams come true! I am so blessed.
Wanting - another day. Isn't this the story of our lives though? I love my job, love it, but not as much as my family. Not nearly as much. I wish I had more time to play. I wish I had more time to do stickers and color pictures and talk to my sweet husband. But I feel blessed to have the time I do have.
Needing - I need an outfit for a Chamber of Commerce dinner honoring teachers of the year (I am one of them! Yay!), firefighters and police officers. I am excited about it, but I have no idea what to wear. I don't want to spend a lot of money. It is on a Thursday night, at a swanky country club... so I feel confused. Thursday night? They said business clothes... but my business clothes are not business-y. Any suggestions???
RAK - I listen to KLTY every morning on my way to work. Right now Christmas wish is on and I pretty much bawl every the whole way to school. But at other times of the year they promote RAK by paying for someone else's meal or drink in the drive thru. I always want to do it, but never have. But this has inspired me. I will do it this week. I am excited!