The big day is over.
Leftovers are eaten.
Family engaged in puzzles, card games, quiet talk.
Does life get any sweeter?
Today I am thankful for contentment; for evenings like this.
Worship music on the iPod.
Jeffrey laughing with his Dad.
Sloane watching old Jetsons episodes.
Beating his Mom at cards at least as often as she beats me.
I am thankful for family.
I am reminded of the joy that comes in small moments.
Of the comfort that comes with long familiarity.
Of the real pleasure to be found in old stories and inside jokes.
And there are so many more good days to come.