Yes, I am still working on the gratitude challenge my friend tossed out before me. Today’s topic was name one thing you are grateful for besides religion.

Today, I am grateful for the friends and family who came to celebrate D- birthday. Fourteen years ago she was born. It was an induced labor because her heart stopped beating three days past her due date. It was a hard labor and delivery, with more risks than I ever had with my younger two daughters. She was born with autism; most likely due to the lack of oxygen.

So I am grateful for having her and having loving people who want to celebrate her life!