Today, I'm thankful:
-For this computer, given to me by a friend, so I could do just this. Write. I'm excited to have the ability to write whenever I get the itch without having to steal a minute or two here and there on my husband's busy work computer.
-For gathering with teen moms once a month to have some crazy fun and talk about Jesus. It's a privilege to walk with them.
-For coming home from that gathering to see Loren and Hope playing Scattergories and laughing together. A husband who gets how important it is to spend precious time with our kids.
-For a girl who prefers pancakes, one who prefers cereal, and one who likes eggs in the morning. For one who prefers skinny jeans, one who wants yoga pants, and one who rocks skirts every day. And for girls who yell out "I love you!" to each other for the whole block to hear on their way to school. They are as different as can be. And they love each other dearly. I love being their mom.
-For homemade Christmas presents that I can work on at night and the joy it gives me to think up the perfect gift.
-For a kitchen counter that is a mess. Evidence of life lived in these walls.
There's so much more. But the kitchen counter calls. I hope you get a chance to stop and be thankful today!