I'm so thankful for some down time with my girls! Christmas was nice, and we are very blessed...so many things to be thankful for, little and big. I'm making popcorn so we can sit back and enjoy some Netflix together before we crash. A nice, quiet evening at home...aaaahhhhh...
I'm thankful that I'm actually posting this on a Thursday!! :) I'm also very thankful for all the artistic opportunities in our community.
In this picture our older daughter is working at the wheel in her weekly pottery class. This week we have already had orchestra & choir concerts...and we'll finish out the week with a brief performance in a children's festival chorus at a local Christmas concert! These things can make our lives busy, but they also make our lives richer and fuller. The skills learned, and relationships built, during all these artistic endeavors are invaluable. So, today I choose not to focus on the busy-ness of our lives...I choose to focus on, and be thankful for, the blessings.
Once again, it's not Thursday...but, it's only Saturday this time! If I keep this up I might actually post on a Thursday some time soon :) This post is a hard one...I almost didn't write it. I realized, though, that this is life right now. Life isn't always pretty or easy, but there is always something to be thankful for...
I have been thinking about my mom a lot this week. She passed away in May of this year, and the closer we get to Christmas the more I think about her. She always loved Christmas. She always enjoyed yellow flowers too. (When she passed away, I received the flowers & card pictured above from friends.) I am thankful that she loved me, and did her best in raising me. I wish I could call her and talk to her right now...but, instead I will be thankful that she is no longer suffering.
Ok, so it's not Thursday...but I am thankful! I meant to begin a year of Thankful Thursday posts a few days ago. There was a time when I would have decided that I blew it. If I couldn't do it right, then I shouldn't do it at all. I have given up beating myself up over not being perfect...well, mostly. I want more grace in my life, for myself and those around me. Grace is an unbelievable, redeeming, loving gift bestowed on us by God. I want to get better at extending that grace to others. So, today, I am especially thankful for grace.
As I sit here looking out into our back yard, enjoying the peaceful scene of gently falling snow, I am overwhelmed by all the people, places, and things I have to be thankful for. I look forward to sharing some of them as t
I enjoy being wife to Chuck, and mom to two beautiful girls. This blog is a record of family fun, thankfulness, mistakes, achievement, frustration, healthy living, unhealthy living, good ideas...in general life as I know it. I hope you find something helpful or encouraging...feel free to share your thoughts.