then there's rosie (see last post). i get to be her mom, which is awesome. i learn from her every day.
zach is 15, a high school freshman, and my stepson. that should tell you a lot. he and i have a unique relationship, as anyone with experience in blended families knows. my tolerance, patience, and capacity to love have all been developed by having him in my life.
my family is incredible. i am grateful that my parents and sisters live nearby. i adore my beautiful nieces. i will post more about these people in the future.
i am fortunate enough to work in a career that i love. it comes with many challenges, but when i focus on the kids and that i'm there to serve them, it all works out. they are fantastic.
i have a wonderful circle of friends. many have been with me for a long time. i am blessed by their friendships.
i have some furry children (lucy, molly, and scout) who bring me joy. i'd have more if it wouldn't cover our entire home with fur.
i am healthy, living in a lovely home, and today i feel great. 2009 is off to a great start! for you all, i wish for peace, love, joy, and prosperity in the coming year.