Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With this being the week of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share what I am thankful for at this moment. I am so very grateful for the people I have met here in Texas. Without them, this place would be pure hell. On Sunday a baby "sprinkle" was thrown in my honor. There were more people than I imagined, and people were so generous with their gifts. We don't need a ton since we saved all our stuff from Hannah, but this was a chance for people to give a few new things for the baby. We received so many diapers I almost cried. Diapers are so expensive. It is nice to have a stockpile now for hopefully a few months. The woman that hosted it is also my neighbor. Our daughters are the same age and play together a lot. Not only did she host, but she bought a pack and play for me. Pepper destroyed the one we had for Hannah. My mother-in-law said she would ship the one she had to us, but we haven't seen it yet. Now we don't have to worry about it. I didn't expect anybody to buy that for me. I was actually saving to buy it in case the one from my mother-in-law fell through. I picked a very basic one so it was fairly inexpensive, but it was still a very generous purchase on her part. Then yesterday, even with her in-laws here, she offered to take Hannah for a bit so I could rest since the husband was at the gym. Did I mention that she has two kids of her own? I really have no clue how to properly thank her for all the help she has been other than saying thank you over and over. So many people have offered to help with Hannah when it is time to deliver. It is nice to know that we have people to depend on should we need them. I was so worried about having a baby with no family around, but I have realized I have my military family to lean on. I wasn't sure I would ever get to that point. Some days I feel like I don't fit in here at all, but I have realized that although I may not have that close friend connection yet with someone, I do have people I can rely on. That is enough for now.