Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Post 600: I am the luckiest

It's my 600th post on Watch Out for Mama!

Today I am grateful for the scary but safe birth of a new baby in my extended family. So it's time for some totals. I have:

1 amazing-in-every-way husband
2 practically perfect parents
2 kind and loving parents in law
2 super-cute grand-nieces (does that make me sound old?)
3 sweet nieces and nephews on my side - the new total!
3 living grandparents - how lucky is that when you're 33?
4 precious children in my home
4 (so far) ideal partners for my siblings who fit right into the whole crazy fam
5 smart, good-looking, talented and funny siblings
8 siblings and spouses on G's side
13 fun nieces and nephews on G's side - ages 3 to 20-something - counting spouses for the 2 who are married
13 aunts and uncles who remember all my ages and stages, from cute to awkward to whatever I am now
26 cousins with whom I can share memories and future reunions ... and I'm not even counting their spouses and kids!

How is that for counting your blessings?

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Those are quite the numbers and I love the literal counting.

600 posts is amazing too. You have a lot to contribute and I'm glad you are of a generous nature to do it.

Oh...and the comment you left for me? hilarious. But quite a compliment...if I could only measure up.

Kari said...

600 posts! Wowza girlfriend!! Yes, you have a lot to be thankful for indeed!

Mini said...

What a great idea!