I guess I am trying several things on "for size"... to see how they fit me.
And today, I realize that I need to be thankful.
Son #1 just called me and told me that he got his orders... he will be stationed in the city where he is now, and he will probably be deployed in January.
"At least I'll be home for Christmas," he said.
"Yes, and I am grateful for that," I said.
So today, I choose to be thankful for every moment I have with my family - the good, the bad, the ugly.... because those moments quickly become too few, and all too precious.