Sunday, February 6, 2011

Healthy and Happy

1. A fabulous trip to Honduras. It's been almost a month since we got back. I had high hopes of writing a lot of insightful thoughts and funny moments from our trip. We got back and it took a week to get laundry done, get back into routines, and adjust to the cold. About that time I did at least to a photo synopses on my photo bloggityblog. Then I got slammed with a cold/flu thing. Actually we all did (except for Jake, who masterfully avoids many illnesses the rest of us get). I was sick for three weeks. Luckily the kids weren't hit quite so hard. Anyway, so here I am. finally back and now it seems too long ago to remember all my deep thoughts. Honduras was beautiful though. The food? Fabulous. The people? Humble and kind. Nevertheless it makes me appreciate many conveniences we have every day in the US and take for granted:

A- Clean water. We can brush our teeth and drink water from the tap, pretty much any tap int he US, and not worry about it. Even most Hondurans won't drink their own water.

B- Our trash system. There are garbage cans everywhere here, and our household garbage gets picked up at our curb every week. It's amazing!

C- Good plumbing and hot water. It's pretty amazing that even a homless person in the US could pretty easily find a free place to use the toilet and take a hot shower if he chose to. Those two things aren't free or easy to find in Honduras.

D- Our government. I complain about politics and politicians, yes. But man have we got it good. Its a great thanks in large part to our Founding Fathers who were truly inspired.

2. We're healthy! I mentioned in number one that we got sick. I got really sick. I haven't felt that awful in a while. I'm thankful that generally speaking my body is healthy. I don't complain of aches and pains or headaches or disease. I'm thankful for that.

3. We are a happy family! I love my kids. I love my husband. (Only three more months till he's done with school!!!) We are not perfect, but I am so thankful for my family. I wouldn't trade them for anything. ANYTHING! Not ever, no never.