This has been a year permeated with personal growth, tremendous loss, endless joy, and true beauty.
This has been a year filled with love.
I have a list a mile long of things for which I am grateful. This life that I have been gifted is more wonderful than I could have ever dreamed.
In no particular order, this year I am grateful for…
…Starbucks Peppermint Mochas.
…a baby boy who points at his daddy and squeals “Da Da!”
…a daughter who, when asked what she is thankful for this year, replied, “my brother.”
…my mother, who told me that she loved me every single day while I was growing up.
…my wonderful family.
…our home, a warm and lovely place where we can raise our children and offer them a true sense of stability.
…that Craig and I were able to spend his mother’s final days at her bedside. Those moments with her were a gift that I will treasure for my entire life.
…each and every person who comes here and reads my words.
…the comments that you all leave for me, each one is a little gift.
…miniature pumpkin cheesecakes.
…a techie husband who recognizes that the best writing occurs on a new MacBook Pro.
…a daughter who finds delight in the smallest of things.
…a handful of amazing friends who have stood by me through the years.
…the lovely friends that I’ve made this year (you and you and you). I am blessed beyond compare.
…my baby boy who has recently learned how to give slobbery kisses.
…a husband who encourages me, who laughs with me, and who treats me with tenderness and respect.
…this blog, a place that affords me space to think, grow, and change.
…and lastly, the relief that I feel for having finished NaNoWriMo and the knowledge that I never, ever have to do that again!
This post is linked up with the Red Writing Hood’s prompt this week to write about
the things for which we are grateful.