Shortly after that, my best friend had her sweet baby boy a month early after some serious pregnancy-related problems. He stayed in the NICU for close to 3 weeks before finally coming home the day after Thanksgiving. These are the times it's really hard to be so far away - I wish I could have been there for her to bring them food, run errands or just give a hug. But, at least we have text messaging.
We then had the chance to visit Dallas for Gigi's memorial service where the kids got a chance to meet a whole bunch of cousins they'd never met before. We had a great time seeing everyone and remembering my husband's Grandmother's life.
Finally, yesterday, the last day of the month, my cousin had her baby about a month early also as a result of some pregnancy issues. The baby is healthy.
And, it seems we may have made some progress in our allergy/asthma fight, and so that makes me very happy as well.
November is National Adoption Month, too, and so it is very fitting that we celebrate the day we brought our son home from Guatemala during this month.
It was appropriately a month filled with many reminders of what we are thankful for - our family, our health, our friends, medical science, airplanes that allow us to be with family when we want/need to be, adoption and so much more. I tried to do the daily things I am thankful for on facebook, but I'm not great at doing that every day. I am thankful for so much, though, and it certainly does not go un-appreciated during November even if I don't do my public declarations of it all!
Happy belated Thanksgiving, and I hope you all took some time to reflect on what you are thankful for.