in gratitude for

  • an early morning playdate with puppies 
  • two boys' digging deep into a sandbox and their rekindled friendship 
  • a meeting with an old school, straight shooting, high school coach
  • God's unending love for his children
  • stopping to turn around and hold a broken one 
  • three days on the calendar for next week with my son's bff 
  • the way his new sister makes him so happy and different- fulfilled
  • google translate
  • having her beside me in the kitchen
  • teaching her to cook 
  • fresh baby lemon-basil clippings for our stuffed manicotti 
  • an early home husband
  • pandora's paraguayan radio stations
  • dim lit dinner for a family of four
  • first pickles
  • sugar cookies stacked with double berry cheesecake ice cream
  • the beautiful hum of my maid servants; dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer
  • pink and cream roses piled high from the weekend welcoming
  • school things right around the corner
  • the changing of life, into the unknown
  • waiting for the unexpected
  • knowing it will be grand again
  • something i've never seen before 


  1. I loved your gratitude list. You know it really is the little simple things that are really so sweet in our lives.
    Blessings to you and keep on enjoying those moments.


Your kind words are a blessing to me. Thank you for taking the time to share your heart.