Today I am thankful for the ordinary, everyday things. I’m thankful to have our oldest daughter in our care. I’m thankful for the beautiful person she is, for her kindness and compassion. I’m thankful for her desire to learn and for the joy of cooking (& adoration of kitchen gadgets) that we share.
I’m thankful for the sink full of dirty dishes, because it represents meals shared together.
I’m thankful for soap. I know it sounds silly, but not only are we blessed to have it when so many don’t, but we even have options when picking out soap.
I’m thankful for a little boy who is full of feelings. From feelings of excitement to feelings of sadness he has them all and he’s in no way embarrassed to show them to us. He prayers for people all the time. Do your 8 year old boys do that? I hope they do. I just think it’s so special. He’s adventurous and up for trying new things; like rinsing potatoes in the dishwasher.
Speaking of that: I’m thankful for Pinterest to find these crazy ideas. I know they don’t always turn out, but that isn’t really the point.
The journey is fun.
I’m thankful for social media to share ideas, words, pictures, all of it. I’m thankful for the sweet people I’ve met through the internet.
I’m thankful for my youngest child who delights in the simple things. She has never been overly entertained or impressed with fancy toys, but give this girl a couple bowls and a wooden spoon and she keeps busy for hours. Truly, hours. It amazes me.
I’m thankful for homeschooling and where it has brought our family.
I’m thankful for field trips, for curiosity they spark. I’m also thankful for the good food we eat on field trips, and the friends we share it with.
I’m blessed with a few different groups of mama friends. I’m thankful for the way we can encourage one another, and enjoy warm fellowship. *Take note high school girls, the majority of your friendships now are nothing like what your adult friendships will be like. You won’t understand this yet, but trust me when I say that you will be thankful for this some day.
I’m thankful for my very own husband. I’m thankful for the work God has done in each of us to bring us to where we are. I’m blessed by his carefree, fun personality. I’m amazed at his strength, both physically and emotionally. He’s been through so much pain and keeps pressing forward and blessing the socks off of everyone he can.
Broken and Beautiful.
I’m thankful for our extended family and our church family, which is all just an extension of our little family here at home.
I’m thankful for where I’ve been, and where I have yet to go.
I’m just all around so thankful.
I’m thankful for the boy who broke my heart after high school… because I found a lot of strength after that ugly mess.
I’m so glad I serve a God who can take our messes and turn them into something beautiful.
I am thankful for YOU!