Today, I exceptionally thankful for two things, one is dental care and the other is phones.
Poor Hannah has been complaining of a hurty tooth lately. Turns out she's one tough cookie, because the pain wasn't just a cavity, but a tooth with a chronic infection that has loss bone mass and will be removed on Monday. And since it's a baby tooth that isn't expected to drop out until she's twelve, she's getting a spacer installed in the next month as well as getting numerous cavities filled. She's going to either really love or really hate going to the dentisit after all this. The nice thing is that this is not her first experience with dentists so she's pretty calm about the whole thing. We loved our old dentist, and I have a feeling, we're really going to like this one as well. She has already done an excellent job of coming up with a plan for Hannah's dental care and what we as a family can do to improve her oral health and stated the reality that we face in regards to the potential cavities we have in our future. I'm not a big fan of removing foods based on dietary laws that say they cause weight gain, but I do believe in restriction if they are causing tooth decay to increase. So candy, juice, sugared gum, sweets are all put on the "treat" list and are being reduced. To fill their place, Hannah has asked for LOTS of different fruits and veggies. And for all those interested in knowing, this all occured within one years time. She saw the dentist and had no cavities 12 months ago. So that's why I'm thankful for dentist, because without them, Hannah would be in constant pain and her diet would change to liquid and soft foods, which is not a lot of fun to eat in the long run.
And secondly, I'm thankful for phones. I love that I can call people and talk to them even though they are hundreds of miles away. It is an amazing invention. And today, I used my cell phone, which is something I never use, but the weather was so nice that we went to a park and I wanted to tell Joel all about the dental visit. And I also talked to my BFF since the 8th grade, Jenny; we actually met in the sixth or seventh grade but didn't become BFF's till later :D. It is such a blessing to be able to talk to people.
What are you thankful for?