Lately I have been having a hard time being grateful for the here and now. Stella still isn't sleeping through the night; often times is up 4-5 times a night. And Nora hit her terrible two's six months late, refusing to nap or go to bed at night. Sometimes I feel like I am always too tired, too poor or less crafty/successful than the friends around us. But today I am grateful for this moment. I am grateful that even though Bubba gets up all night she is happy all day and naps like a champ. I am grateful that Tootsie's terrible two's hit 6 months late so I had time to adjust to being a mom of two before terror struck. I am grateful that we live paycheck to paycheck and can appreciate hard work and sacrifice. I am grateful for my kids health. They have both rarely been sick and when they have been it has never been more than a seasonal cold. I am grateful for Aaron and his willingness to provide for our family and to go to school even though it is long and boring right now. I am grateful for a friend who has blessed my life more than words can say. And right now in this moment I am grateful that both my girls are napping and neither of them care if we all stay in pajamas all day or haven't bathed/showered in two days. I'm living the life.