Not to get all sappy on you, but my heart is truly bursting with gratitude this morning. I wish I would have been like all the cool, more thoughtful people on Facebook who did the 30 days of thankfulness, but the reality is that every single day I wake up and go to bed thanking the Lord for all the blessings in my life. Even though I can be all complain-y sometimes, deep-down I know that I am seriously fortunate.
I really think that this morning was a snapshot of the joy of my life: the ultimate Thanksgiving, Mass, followed by an awkward photo shoot in our driveway, then strong coffee while baking up a storm, whilst baby napped and my patient husband painted our front door [I’ll leave you in anticipation of the color.] I even wore my “fancy” apron. Norman Rockwell, come paint us [but ignore the dishes in the sink…and on the counter…and on the floor].
In all seriousness, I am blessed with an extraordinary family [not just Ryan and Philomena, but also my parents, sister, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles…], a faith that gives meaning to our life, genuine friendships, a home in which to nurture our domestic church, a hard-working husband who gives me the opportunity to stay home with the baby, the gift of my education and the ability to keep teaching a little.
Lastly, but probably not most importantly, I’m thankful for blogging link-ups, especially those that force me out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the nudge, Grace.
Here is what I wore on Thanksgiving:
cardigan, tights, scarf, boots- Target
dress and belt- Gap [Most of my dresses have been retired, because of the nursing situation, but this one thankfully has buttons down the front. Buttons and v-necks for the nursing attire win.]
snot on shoulder- teething baby
windblown hair- Kansas meteorological annoyance
weird facial expression- only for you, dear readers
Have a beautiful holiday! Love, us.