Thanksgiving

Today, I am so thankful. Not because today was a perfect day (is there such a thing?) but because even on such a simple, ordinary day, there is so much to be grateful for.

I am thankful that I was up in time to make my husband’s lunch for him before he left for work.

I am thankful that both my daughters woke with smiles on their faces.

I am thankful for the flowers that my mum brought me today when she visited.

I am thankful for the chance to talk with her, drink cup of tea after cup of tea with her, and for the cheesecake she brought too!

I am thankful for my brother playing for hours in the sandpit with my 2 year old so that Mum and I could chat in peace.

I am thankful for the way my 6 month old snuggles her head on my chest when she’s tired. For being able to rock her to sleep.

I am thankful for the way my 2 year old asks for “mum more” prayer as I tuck her in each night, and how she whispers “lub you mama” as I leave the room.

I am thankful for the sound of crickets outside and the distant rumble of the wind blowing through the tin shed that sounds like its really thunder.

There are many moments from today that I am not instantly thankful for, but I thank God for them anyway because each one of them taught me something. A clingy baby taught me to be selfless and put their needs of comfort first. An over-tired, crying toddler taught me patience and kindness. So many moments like these, too many to list, but all worthy of being thankful for, no matter what they are.

So tonight, I go to bed, thankful for the hope of a good night’s sleep, and in the morning, grateful for the little I managed to get ♡

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