Giving thanks…

I I have so much to be thankful for this year. And I know Thanksgiving was almost a month ago, but it is never too late to be thankful.

Everyone knows I love bullet points. So here I go again.

  • I am thankful for the joy that I experience in the form of Tara every single day.
  • The smiles that she evokes in us and the feeling of love, benevolence, affection, gratitude and warmth that she inspires in me.
  • I am thankful to my family who came from far and wide to share Tara’s joy with us.
  • To my friends who stood by me when I needed them and kept checking in, no matter how unreachable I was most of this year.
  • I am so so so thankful to Tara’s teachers. They are our extended family. I cannot imagine a better care facility for Tara than Learning Links.
  • I am also very thankful to Google for giving me a work place where I could pump milk for Tara twice a day for several months. For giving me a job that allows me to be close to her. For the flexibility it lends me to make time for Tara’s appointments. For the food that it provides that nourishes all three of us. For the compensation and benefits that allows us to continue living in MTV. And the opportunity it provided me to experience scale like never seen before.
  • A big thanks to the fellow mommies who helped me with my silly questions at all sort of ungodly hours.
  • And for the technology, innovation and entrepreneurship that blossoms in this valley. It is because of this that I kept the house running, sitting in a rocking chair from Dec’14 – March’15. The Instacart, Amazon Prime, Google Shopping and of course DoorDash.
  • I am thankful for the amazing partner I picked for myself. We make a stellar team and I won’t even be modest about it. He keeps us sane at all times.
  • And in the end..I am thankful to myself. For growing up when it was time and learn that my life will never be the same, for good. I am not in denial of what will happen to my career in the next few years. And I will leverage that cognizance to make it worthwhile whenever I can.

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