Every morning when I wake up, I am thankful for another night of safety and comfort. I’m grateful to live in this free country, and to be able to keep my children safe and healthy.
I am thankful that I have such a good husband who loves me, and really wants me to be happy.
I am thankful for the way Simon says “Ha!” which is short for “a-ha!” when he finds something he is looking for.
I am thankful for a kindergartener who is SO proud every day when he gets in the car after school, to show me that he earned his sticker.
I am thankful for Josh, who is now home with me all day. (That’s a post for another day.) He notices when I am frustrated, and tries earnestly to help.
I am thankful for Caleb, who waits for me to make eye contact in the morning as he’s getting out of the car, so he can tell me he loves me.
I am thankful for Savannah, who is so good with her little brothers. She takes time for them and makes them feel special.
I am thankful for Rebecca, who reaches out to others. She tries to make everyone feel included, and is a good friend.
I am thankful for my health and my faith.
And I am thankful for this time of year, that reminds me to focus on what I have, instead of what I lack.