Monday, November 24, 2008

what i'm thankful for ... spin cycle!

i typed in that title with the intention of joining in on the spin cycle fun set forth by sprite's keeper, once again ... and realized it sounds like i'm thankful for spin cycles.

and ... really??

i am.

i'm thankful for the voracious sound of the true spin cycle within my washing machine ... letting me know that the diapers are almost spinning near the end and i only have to send them through one more time before heading to bed. because there is plenty of time to dry them in the morning.

i'm thankful for the out of control spin cycle that my oldest daughter, belly, just went through ... reminding me that she is a true individual and i need to remember to hug her more often. to remind her how much she is absolutely loved ... without question. she is truly spinning the web of herself ... and i need to remember to enjoy it, rather than be fearful of it.

i'm thankful for the overwhelming spin cycle of friends that i have in real life and "friends" that i've developed within the bloggy world. reading their spins today has really reminded me what to be thankful for. all of my friends and "friends" help me to spin my own thoughts and ideas ... and help me to know and understand things better. including myself. i think i understand who i am better through writing and reading. and i'm thankful for that.

i'm thankful for the supportive spin cycle of a relationship that i have with my husband. he loves me regardless. and i'm incredibly thankful that he does. together we are making our best attempts at spinning a continuous line of love that will endure these tough times.

i'm thankful for the centered spin cycle of my family. they are my axis around which i am constantly spinning. they hold me together. even when i'm not sure i can.

i'm thankful for the artistic spin cycle of music and stories. through the spinning of a melody and tales, i can share words and the world with my children and so many other children. just introducing these things to children, can open doors that many kids never knew were there.

i'm thankful.

thanks for reminding me.

10 comments:

Captain Dumbass said...

First off, coconut belly is all kinds of awesomesauce. Second, that was a really great post. Third, those jello... thingys... is it an American thing? I'd never even seen one until Steenky emailed me a picture. I have to have some of this. Except the stuff with bits of carrot. I'll skip that one.

Feel free to send me your art pics and I'll be happy to post them. Also, my word verification is 'jaraphip.' I'm going to use that in a sentence tomorrow.

staceyd said...

Fantastic. That was a really cool post. Don't get dizzy!

anymommy said...

Oops, that's me, wrong account.

Anonymous said...

thanks for making us all realize the important parts of life...and to be thankful for our wonderful families!

DeeMarie said...

Awesome post, Jen!! Your spin cycling life seems much farther in control that it could be. I love the Spins this week... what a great reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

A-Mazing Spin! You truly captured the essence of the topic and poetically too! You are linked!

Casey said...

What a great list of spinny thankful for items. I'm thankful for my bloggy friends too, they keep me sane...

LazyCrazyMama said...

this was just amazingly beautiful! :)

HeatherPride said...

I love that you wrote that your daughter was spinning the web of herself. Very cool.

Krystal said...

very cool! i love the creativity and the colors!! way awesome spin - so totally awesome!