Today we pause for a moment to give thanks for our many blessings.
I am thankful to God for having our paths planned, even though it sometimes comes as a total surprise. Sixteen years ago I moved to Kansas City, I thought to finish college, but instead crossed paths at a chance meeting with a very special person. I am so very blessed that he still stands by my side. We are nearing our 15th anniversary.
I am thankful every day that I have two beautiful, healthy children. They are the light of my life. I am thankful for the laughter to bring into our lives. They have brought new perspective to my life and teach me something new every day.
The last few nights, Nick and I have been reading Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park (a most hilarious read even if you don't have a first grader.) The first graders in the book list the things they are thankful for as 1) cranberry jelly in a can, 2) exploding biscuits, 3) rainbow sprinkles, and 4) toilet paper. And while these are all pretty wonderful things, they don't even compare to the blessings of family and friends. I am thankful for each of you!
I am so glad that God leads us where we need to be, because I could never have envisioned being in such a wonderful place in my life. I am so richly blessed!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. May your travels be safe, your company be happy, and your cranberry jelly come out in the exact shape of the can!