I love this picture. It reminds me of all the great things that happened in my childhood. Scenes like these were around every corner in my home town. I didn’t appreciate them so much back then, but boy do I miss them now. Life was easier, people were nicer, and the world was much safer.
With those thoughts in mind, I am thankful.
- I am thankful for that both of my parents are still with me. Even though they aren’t married to each other, they always parented me as if they were. I lacked nothing. They are wonderful grandparents to my children. I can pick up the phone any time day or night and talk about everything or nothing at all. That is truly a blessing.
- My husband is the greatest. He will go out of his way to make me happy. Right now, he is on his way to bring me lotion and Lysol wipes. Who drives 30 minutes for that? He does.
- My children do the right thing when no one is watching. A few nights ago, my husband had a really rough day at dialysis and needed to rest. The kids made themselves dinner, did their chores, walked the dogs, and put themselves to bed. We are both thankful that they step up to the plate when we need them to.
- Work. Even though this is a less than desirable situation, I am thankful just to have work. So many people are looking and can’t find anything. I am blessed to have a way to keep the bills paid and the lights on.
- Blogging. If I didn’t have a way to get all of these thought out, I would go insane. I haven’t been sharing as much as I could and that is about to change. There is so much more that goes on in my life that I want to share. I want to be more transparent and I hope my struggles help someone. If not, I am just glad to get it out. My brain is cluttered enough.
Most of all, I am thankful to be on the road home. I have come to terms with the fact that I am again working as a live in nurse. I am not okay with it, but it is what it is. Maybe when the last assignment ended, I wasn’t meant to stay at home. Maybe it was a trial run. When I got there, it felt a bit uncomfortable and frustrating. Now that I am away again, I can figure out a way to make the transition a bit smoother next time. God’s ways and thoughts are above mine. His plan is greater. He is giving me a chance to be the best mother and wife that I can be. I’ll take it.
What are you thankful for today?