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Thursday, September 01, 2005

I'm so grateful

As hurricane Katrina's wrath dissolved so many of the lives that it touched, I can't help but be grateful for so many things.

While much of the time I'm stressing about my lack of career and that sometimes I use disposable diapers when I'm heading out of the house for long stretches of time, really it's all so insignificant.

I'm so grateful for my health, my son, my husband. I'm thankful for our families. When Toddler in Chief was born with his undiagnosed health problems, our family felt no hesitation to leave their lives behind so that we had someone to lean on. They did this again when it was time for his second open-heart operation. And they will do it again and again and again.

I'm so grateful for the love I share with Father in Chief. He is a rock. While I get frustrated at the long hours he works and the long bike rides he goes on to unwind, I know that he is solid. Our love is strong and he is an amazing father to our son.

I'm so grateful for our good fortune. We have a home and we have room to share for the times we are fortunate enough to have company to share our daily lives with.

I'm so grateful for the generosity of our citizens. So often we get lost in the sea of red state/blue state politics, but when there are times of need, the people of this country can be compassionate and charitable and selfless. On Dateline NBC last night, there were many stories of people helping each other through the flood and sharing food and gasoline, when they had little to give.

And our country has the ability to give. We did during 9/11, the Asian Tsunami and will again this time. If you are able to help the efforts and the people affected by Katrina, call the Red Cross at 1-800 HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669.).

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