31.10.08

A record of gratitude-1000 gifts

I heard the Baby crying this week so I went to see what was wrong. As I rounded the corner I she lifted her tear streaked face from the Girl's shoulder who had been comforting her after she bonked her head. I'm thankful my children can comfort each other, and go to each other for comfort.

I can hear the GH laughing hysterically from the other room. I have no idea what he's watching that's so funny, I just love to hear the sound of his laugh. It makes me happy.

The sight of the Boy carrying the Baby over the dry grass to the swings at Beema's house, so she wouldn't hurt her feet. And her smile back at me over his shoulder.

Forgiveness.

That all the only memory left of an ancient ritual filled with fear and evil and human sacrifice is a tradition of dressing up and getting candy. And pumpkins that look vaguely like skulls with candles in them still. Imagine being so afraid.

That a school in Canada wants to send money to help Chala take care of his kids. Which is a god send because they need so much right now.

Getting paid, finally, several checks at once.

The now familiar shape of the boulder strewn hills against the gray sky as we drove tonight. I've learned to love it here. I know I can learn to love somewhere else as well.

Sleep.

The comfort of routine.

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2 comments:

  1. You just reminded me how much I have to be thankful for in the ordinary things of everyday life. Thank you for that.

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  2. RachelD.12:30 PM

    I'm thankful for so much in my life. Most of all, right now I'm thankful that regardless of the outcome of this election, that I have hope beyond this life. I have a Saviour who died that I might have life and right now He is preparing me a home in Heaven. That has been a great comfort to me.
    I'm also so thankful for my family. I have a friend that is going through a very difficult time right now and has no family to lean on. It's made me realize how blessed I am.
    I'm thankful for my two girls and the one due in February. I spoke with a lady today at a playground and all she did was complain about how much of a handful her son was. She relished that day she could send him off to school. Children can be frustrating but they are one of life's greatest joys.
    I'm also thankful for people like you who encourage others to be thankful :-)

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