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#5 Doctors and Medicine - Although I try to avoid the medical system here, it is actually very good. I avoid it only because dealing with a foreign system while you are sick is just incredibly taxing, however, when I finally give in and go I am thankful. I am thankful that the doctor understood my need to feel better quickly (exam is less than 2 weeks ago) and was willing to aggressively treat these infections. I have been on a regimen of drugs for four days now and am finally beginning to feel better. Now praying that this is the end of being sick and that I catch up on all I let go.
#6 2nd Chances - So many times I "mess up" and am so glad that God and life offers second chances. I failed the Spanish proficiency exam last May and will be taking it a second time on the 22nd. I am so glad that I am not judged on my first attempt.
#7 Flexible Husband - In preparation for taking the exam a second time I am taking an exam prep class. It is from 7 to 9 PM at night and is in the town where I teach, an hour from our house. As a one car family this has created a need for flexibility and creativity. I am thankful for a husband who has been willing (and will be for another week and a half) to be creative in our daily routine.
#8 Fellowship with Friends - As a result of the class I am taking I have not been home every night and have had lots of hours to kill. Sophia and the Davis family have opened their house to us, allowing either Alex and I both or just Alex to crash at their house throughout the week. Friday I got to have lunch with a group of 7 friends, some new and some old. Then we went to a fellowship with a few teachers and their spouses. The host even made a bed for me and let me crash for an hour so that I had the energy to enjoy the party. I am so thankful that God created us to be relational people and then put beautiful relationships in our lives.
#9 - Sunshine - It is November so the temperatures have dropped but today the sun has been shining. Although I am always thankful for the sunshine in the winter I am especially thankful today because it means I might actually master the laundry pile this weekend. Without a dryer I either depend on the sunshine to dry my clothes or allow 3 days for them to dry inside. After a crazy week of classes with another crazy week ahead I don't have three days, so I am thankful that God blessed me with sunshine today.