Today I’m thankful for another day. Another day to spend loving my son and picking on my husband; another day to watch my beautiful nieces and nephews learn and grow and know that they’re being cherished by my siblings; another day to see the seasons change, wrap up the summer gardens and wait for the winter snow; another day to snuggle the pups and sit for a minute with the cat, to read or listen to music, or chat online with friends… Life ends so abruptly and don’t get me wrong I eagerly await Revelations chapter four but I’m thankful for every day here to live this one of a kind life that I’ve been given.
I cherish the wrinkles I see coming (I really do), the freckles that only increase with age, and every single stretch mark on my body. I don’t wear make-up (even though I always look tired as a result) because this is who I am, this is what I’ve been given, and every single part of me reflects the life I’ve lived. I’m thankful for every day, even the exhausting ones, and today I’m thankful for another day.