Here’s a little something about me…I hate the stomach bug. Last week my oldest had it. And then last night my youngest got it too. Ewww! I gotta admit, when I’m in the middle of all this yuckiness it can be hard to notice moments of gratefulness. But as I was thinking about what to write I realized there was something to be grateful for. A year and a half ago I was working full time as a teacher. On a night like last night I would have been worrying about my boy but also stressing about getting a sub, writing lesson plans, and trying to figure out how long I would have to miss work. But now, as a stay at home mom, I can just be here. I may not enjoy these moments of illness, but I’m here. I can focus on his needs without stressing about what I’m not doing for work. It also means that I get to be here for the good stuff too. So today I’m mindful of the blessing in just being here!