I’m thankful …
…That last Sunday marked 46 years of my parents’ marriage. Theirs is truly one made in heaven. They share a closeness that is so rare in today’s highly divorce-prone society. Even when they disagree, you still get the feeling that they are on the same page. Growing up observing their relationship gave me a vivid picture of what I could aspire to and I’m glad that my marriage so closely mirrors theirs.
…For my very active and verbally expressive sons. When I hear of children their age who are suffering from ill-health, starvation, poverty etc, I realise that it could so easily have been them. Even though I’m sorely driven to gag them sometimes, I am grateful that all their limbs work, that their senses are intact, that they have a voice and know how to use it and that they can articulate themselves and express their opinion.
…For the special man God caused me to cross paths with 8 years ago and who remains the love of my life, my best friend and lover. He loves me too much to let me be content with mediocrity, he challenges and encourages me while patiently giving me room to grow and become all that I can be. He exasperates and frustrates me no end sometimes but the good far outweighs the bad so I really can’t complain.
…For friends, old and new, too numerous to mention by name, who love me ‘despite and still’. They try to be there for me ‘through sick and sin’ encouraging and cheering me on, accepting me for who I am, warts and all.
…For blogging as it has ushered me into a whole new world of writing and opened up countless possibilities. Amongst other things, it’s helped me to become a part of a wonderful support group of like-minded writers. They critique my work with the empathy of people in the same boat and offer advice that is helping me become a much better writer.
…For sisters, biological and social, who love me and whom I love dearly, with whom I can be silly without fear of being judged and laugh hysterically as we reminisce about our growing up years. We could be sitting across from each other in a crowded room but still manage to communicate with just a look.
…For God’s grace and mercy which are renewed in my life each and every morning.
…For life, for love, for friendship and for laughter.
What are you thankful for?
Thanks for stopping by and tara for now.