02 December 2013
We also had the annual Thanksgiving chess tournament, this year Rachel was the winner. Next year I hope JMichael will participate. The kids had a week off of school, so I had a week off of substituting. We did almost nothing; lots of sleeping late, playing with friends and laundry. One afternoon I literally sat on the couch for HOURS - there was a Hitchcock marathon. The kids and I watched Rear Window, Psycho and the Birds. Well, the kids came in and out; I was glued. It was like a brief summertime in November. The weather cooperated, too. Days in the 60s, no rain. Awesome.
I am thankful for these people in my family. I love Rachel's imagination and optimism. I love Samantha's independence and serious nature. I love Charlotte's confidence and sweetness. I love Josephine's curiosity and persistence. I love JMichael's boundless energy and innocence. And James? I just love him. I love his faith in me and his ability to dream in face of what seems like an insurmountable obstacle. They are each so different and I can't imagine life without them. I am also thankful for the family that brought me here - Dad and Ma, Eric and David. You all are also so different, yet crucial to who I am today. Thank you.