Day 14:  Giving thanks for being an Aunt

I’m lucky to be the Aunt to two terrific children – Ian (12 years old) and Elyse (10 years old). I am so grateful that we live so close and I am able to share in their development as they evolve into two terrific, independent people. Today I enjoyed both of them playing soccer, which is always a highlight of my week. I also got to help Elyse with a homework project — I don’t recall 5th grade math being that challenging! We worked together for 2-hours on the concept of constants and variables. Anytime a project involves colored pencils I am immediately interested! Although we have shared many wonderful moments together, it is these simple moments that mean the most. I am thankful for the opportunity to play such a significant role in their lives.