With all the drama-rama that is the daily existence of my family life, I failed to give credit for the good things this weekend:
1. Celebrating the 8th birthday of my godchild. This week, I've gone back through 8 years of accumulated photos, and misted up at what a beautiful person she is becoming. It is mind-boggling to think that the sweet little child I first met at 6 weeks old is now 8, and one of the brightest lights in my life. She's smart, funny, and slightly crazy.... and there is nothing more precious than the sincere hug of an 8-year-old when you have given her something to make her day!
2. Getting carded! Yep, Godchild's mama and I got carded at her dinner celebration. As mah sister Wicked Witch commented, if we could bottle that feeling, we'd make a fortune. Especially since the end of my fourth decade on earth will be staring me in the face far sooner than I can even imagine..... (I did a whole discussion on the messageboard on that, called "A Larva Looks at 40").
3. Did I mention that my godchild's hugs are the best? And that her cousin gives awesome hugs too? And her brother?
4. Heh. I got carded!
Sometimes in the endless harangues and heated discussions, I forget how good things can be.... So I will come back to this post as a reminder.