I had a long list of things to accomplish.
They canceled school.
I love having my kids home.
My list would have to wait.
A frittata and bagels on the menu.
Hot coffee and fellowship around the farmhouse table.
It was late when we left to work on errands.
They went quickly.
We stopped for coffee.
Still using a gift from a friend.
We arrived home.
The kids were wound up!
They should know better.
Christmas music on the radio.
Sledding on the agenda.
This meant searching for pieces and parts.
Our German exchange student needed outfitting.
Until they went out.
It was finally quiet.
A different agenda than what I had intended.
A snow day.
For the past few years that kind of a change in my day would have sent me to anxiety.
I wouldn’t have recovered.
Nor would I have enjoyed the day.
I enjoyed each moment.
(Ok, so I needed a break from that)
The bantering and bickering.
I began the much needed cleaning of our house.
It’s still not done.
I had a little help from the farm boys friend.
She turned our parlor into a non toxic environment.
Not sure how she managed.
But it looks and smells so clean.
Next week we’ll bring in the tree and that room will be transformed.
I appreciated the help in accomplishing some goals.
Another friend had helped me in our hallway a few days before.
Slowly, I am reclaiming our home.
The devastating losses we’ve experienced really took it’s toll on me and our home.
It will take time to accomplish all that’s needed.
But each day progress is being made.
I am grateful for those that encourage me to stay in the game.
To not give up.
It’s been an interesting day.
One I am grateful for.
I am Thankful for:
a snow day
time with my kids
the college girl home
time just sitting together talking
A full house
laughter and chaos from teens
kids who carry in all the college girls luggage
A friend who has kept my Starbucks card full
working through hard things with a cousin
A God who never leaves us nor forsakes us
folks who don’t mind coming along side me and cleaning
Christmas music on the radio
Life isn’t easy.
Moments can be so excruciating.
Look for those that may need an extra hand this holiday season.
There are so many ways to give.
We will be linking up with a few projects this Advent Season so stay tuned.
Lots of ways for you to make a difference in this world.
Find one small way today.
Find someone to express your gratitude to.
Write a letter.
Pay a toll for someone behind you.
Give someone the parking space.
Walk the cart back to the store.