#reverb10: how can I say thanks?

I signed up for this thing called #reverb10. A month full of prompts guided to help me reflect on this past year and focus on goals for the next.

December 14: Appreciation.
What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)

Chris – He’s meant a lot to me.  He’s supported and loved me for the past five and half months.  As mentioned, we don’t know really what we are or where we are going — but we’re still together.  And I think regardless of how we turn out, because Chris might not be the one (and that’s okay), he’s going to be a big part of my life.  He’s my best friend.

Doctors – Even though I’ve gotten to see, first hand, how much being uninsured in this healthcare system sucks, I do appreciate the doctors who have been taking care of me.  I couldn’t afford surgery, so my doctor tried to do the best she could to make sure I could get by until I finally did have insurance.

Kitties – They’ve been great.  They know me well, and know I’ve been sick and stressed.  They’ve done the best to their little kitteh abilities.  Their cuddles have helped a lot.  Not to mention they’ve been pretty amusing.

Nintendo – So, I may have failed at keeping up with WiiFit Plus… and I haven’t read many classics on my DSi XL… but, having my DSi (and my XL) for long waits at the airport — or for overnight stays at the hospital… Getting awesome “mystery packages” like Kirby or Donkey Kong when I’ve had a shit-tastic week.. or month…  Zoning out, or having a date night in, with Netflix on my Wii… Well, I really appreciate these kind gestures from them.  And if the water ever cools down enough, I’d like to send them some of my awesome tie-died cupcakes as a thanks.

My boss – He’s fought for me on a couple of occasions.  He took a risk hiring me — I had no marketing experience — and when times got tough, he fought to keep me on.  Without him, well, I might be writing this post from my dad’s house — where there are already 7 people living.

The number one?  Well… I’m going to pick my favorite thing to appreciate: My Mom. She’s the most amazing woman I know.  She still takes care of me, and yet again she’s bailed me out of way more times than she’s needed to or should have had to.  I’m still really biased that she’s the best mom ever.  She’s a proud dork, a great musician, a wonderful caregiver — and I think G would easily say that she’s an amazing grandma…

Momma, you’re wonderful and beautiful.  One day I want to take you away to an amazing beach vacation.  Because you more than deserve it.

(And if you’re wondering about prompts 12 and 13?  … Well, I’m hoping 2011 has a lot of action — plenty of dreaming as well as doing.  And for 12 — body integration? Try having 3-4 pelvic exams in ONE day… and then have the very very painful cyst on your ovary poked with an ultrasound wand… pain can make you feel plenty connected with your body…)