Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving Thanks

After days of gorging myself on stuffing and pies, and silently longing for the ease of the elastic waistband on my old maternity pants (somehow unbuttoning that top button on my fitted pants is just not quite the same), I've finally found a few minutes to give thanks.  This year has changed me in more ways than I can count. 

I feel like the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas:

That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!

I'm not saying that I was ever a Grinch, or at least I hope I wasn't. Having Bean, watching her grow, watching my family and friends embrace her has tripled, maybe even quadrupled the size of my heart this year. I'm capable of so much more love than I ever thought possible, and I know that this growth is inspired by my goofy little Bean. Bean, with her crazy greasy mullet hairstyle, who looks at me with such adoration has changed my life. She makes me want to be a better version of myself and because of her, I think I am.

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