I am thankful for a roof over my head,
and not just any roof but a solid, newer, softly spreading roof,
with broad eaves.
I am thankful for a tolerant, understanding, forgiving and kind husband.
I am thankful for answers to prayers:
- Robbie's health and his continued growth and development; his constant urge to stand up and push with his legs and try to walk; his ability to shake off this cold without a visit to the doctor's.
- Spencer's silly antics, loving heart and fast feet. For his energy, his friendliness and tender feelings. For his passions for mechanical things, his boyish playfulness.
- Rachael's voice, her growing ability to communicate the subtleties of her feelings, her observations of the universe (when seeing the moon behind fast moving clouds..."Oh, look the moon is flying home.")
- Sobriety in my family, hard won and stalwartly maintained against all odds.
I am thankful for:
Humour. For the ability to laugh out loud when my cell phone set off a thrum in the organ...even played a note all by itself, before it rang in church this morning! Wrong number.A place to write this stuff...here.
People who read it.
The passage of time which heals all wounds.
Enough money for now. Enough money to give to others.
The joy of words.
God's love experienced in peace and in turmoil.
New handles to replace the one's Rob constantly fixed with crazy glue on the old Toyota. A detailed cleaning on the same motley vehicle. It looks like new.
Being treasured and appreciated by a loved one.
Seeing my mother enjoy my grandchildren at play.
Robbie pretending to be a frog and laughing. Rachael being a friendly tiger. Spencer talking to me basso profundo on the phone. "Love you."
Good sons-in-law. Dylan helping Rob take the paddle boat out before the river freezes over. Jeff helping me with my cell phone ignorance.
Daughters who are good mothers.
Roses in November.
A good book at bedtime.
The end of a day.
For all these blessings and those not named here, I am grateful. My cup runs over and I can face the future with less anxiety knowing that I am so richly provided for in this day.