When we weren't able to sell our house last year, I felt pretty cruddy about it. At least at first. I wanted to give the new location a go, to support my husband's career.
But then the economy flagged and many of our closest friends found themselves out of work. Many stay at home moms I knew went back to work and not for self fulfillment. The strain was evident in my once rather well-to-do area, and I adopted a new mantra when asked why we are still around. (Yes, some people say it just like that. It's so inviting to see their disappointment or at least the lack of good manners. Heh.)
We are just so thankful to have a good job for our family. We are grateful, even as Greg works long hours. We are thankful to have health insurance. We are grateful to be sticking around in a community we love.
We are thankful, and we stopped asking for more.
So, imagine our delight when Greg was named an Achiever last week, recognized and rewarded for all his hard work over the year, a year with east coast accounts (think of Wall Street troubles) and a lot of pressure.
I can't wait to run away with him this summer.