My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I am thankful

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.

1 comment:

  1. We are all thankful for you too! Thanks for those Germam pancakes this morning. They hit the spot.