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Life Is Good

Today I had a pretty great afternoon.  I had the time to look around and soak in all that I have been blessed with.

I have the home for my family that I’ve been wanting for years – enough bedrooms for us all and a large yard.  We have room for all the things we need and a little extra for the stuff we want.  We have enough room in the yard to plant flowers, a vegetable garden, have a pool and a place for bonfires, and there’s still room for the kids to dig in the dirt and for the dog to run to her heart’s content.

I have a wonderful husband who enjoys taking care of said yard, and who does everything he can to take care of and provide for our family, and who loves me the way I deserve to be loved.  He supports me through my injuries and health issues, shares interests with me (even when he’s not really interested), listens when I tell veterinary stories about work even when he’s grossed out, and still holds me in bed at night.

My boys are all healthy, happy and well cared for.  We are all healthy and happy for that matter.  People and pets alike.

everythingI have a great job in the field I have always been passionate about.  Its a dream job for me, really.  And starting as a kennel assistant and working my way up to veterinary assistant has really made me understand how things need to be done, and different aspects of the job I would not have otherwise understood as well any other way.  The doctor I work for is a great employer who understands the needs and demands of a family.  He is the most understanding boss I have ever had, and we get along pretty well otherwise too.  Everything about my job is just amazing!

I have enough room, landlord permission, and the income to have pets.  We have a dog, 2 cats, a duck and 2 chickens.  They all bring me so much joy, and bring such richness to my family.  They teach the kids patience, responsibility, and compassion.  And they are amazing companions.  I have always loved animals, but to be able to fill my home with these amazing critters is a true blessing.  The birds are a new experience for me, and the routine of taking care of them and their unique kind of companionship is really exciting for me.  Especially the duck – he’s my buddy.

Overall I have a truly blessed life.  I really couldn’t ask for much more.  This is all I’ve been wanting, and I worked to get it.  So now I get to cherish every moment of it.

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