Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Feel Good" Tuesday

Good news always makes us feel better. With all the bad news about the economy, I thought I would write about something happy.

We are so proud of our kids. Sometimes you wonder when they are younger if you are doing the right thing, teaching them good values, work ethic, etc. Our kids have shown us that even if you have made some screw ups, they turn out great. In the last week we have found out that daughter Kristin has gotten a promotion at work. She is a physical therapist at a major hospital in central Illinois. She is now the Rehabilitation Unit Manager. She, like all of the kids, is a hard worker. Daughter Amy just had a great performance review. She handles IT for the business she works for. She also entered a photo contest & is a finalist. Her picture will be on display at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Son Shane's news is on a personal level. He and his girlfriend are moving in together at the end of this month. Her name is Kristi & she is a really great person. Her dog Keyla is joining them so we have another "grand-doggie" in the family. As you can see, Shane has already bonded with Keyla!
Photo By Kristi

Another good thing is my brother-in-laws birthday was Sunday. He turned sixty. We are going out to eat for his birthday celebration tomorrow night.

We have a lot to be thankful for. Even in times like these. Count your blessings. I know everyone can come up with a few.


Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

As a "kid", I'm never too old to want to hear that someone is proud of me... sadly, my parents are no longer in my life. What a beautiful post and what a blessing your family is to you. Thanks for sharing.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Love the photo... lol

The Blue Ridge Gal

fullfreezer said...

Thanks for the reminder to let my children know that I'm proud of them. And thanks also for reminding me to keep trying to look for the blessings in life.

ChristyACB said...

Wonderful news all the way around.

Your son's Step Doggie is adorable! Beagle? I have 2 old ones and they are awfully easy to bond with. ;)

And that is a great reminder to let them know we're proud of them.

Edain: said...

Thanks for spreading the happiness! :)

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Christy...I'm not sure what kind she is. A mutt I think. I'll have to ask.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

Barb and Steve said...

Christy...the dog is a beagle/boxer mix.