Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I visited Mary's class for a small Thanksgiving celebration. It was wonderful. After the children sang for us, they presented their parents with a thank you card. This is Mary's.

I'm grateful for the same things as my daughter. But I have a few things to add.

I'm thankful for a healthy family. I'm thankful for a husband who loves me in spite of the many ways I am unlovable. I'm thankful for my eye rolling, foot stomping, fit pitching, picky eating, dirt making, hug giving, laugh sharing, awe inspiring children.

I'm thankful for an overabundance of food and clothing and a home that in most of the world would be seen as terribly rich and spacious.

I'm thankful for friends who lift me up in prayer, make me laugh, and for some reason keep on being my friends despite my tendency toward navel gazing and self-pity.

I'm thankful for blog readers (y'all are also my friends even though some of you are friends that I haven't met face to face yet) who encourage me, laugh in all the right places and make me want to write more.

I'm thankful for wine. (You knew I would get there eventually, right?)

I'm thankful for parents who cared enough to say "no." I'm thankful that I get to see them often and speak to them daily if I wish.

I'm thankful for a Savior who loves me enough to pursue me even when I am pushing Him away with all of myself.

What are you thankful for?

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