spring in Missouri
Every life has seasons of struggle and this has been ours. My Papaw (mom's dad) passed away about two weeks ago. A week ago today Sloane dislocated her knee (three times), chipped her patella, tore at least one ligament, and who knows what else. We are waiting for MRI results to find out the extent of the damage and what treatment is needed.
I believe that a daily counting of blessings, a habit of gratitude, is a vital component of a joy-filled life. So, as I always do when times get tough, here's a list of things I'm thankful for.
Counting My Blessings
* Spring in Missouri is so beautiful. * one of the best classes in all my teaching career * the wafting scent of lilacs * the way light in a house window turns golden and welcoming * our school's annual Character Color Run (see below) * working with friends * Sloane's grit * a father-in-law who got our garden ready when we couldn't * a Papaw I loved * a husband whose shares my burdens * a job I love * supportive parents who fill in every gap and help meet every need * excited students * anticipating all the fun events in the final week of school * evening walks through our tiny, old town * a houseful of laughing cousins and grandparents * new babies * finding lost things * His mercies are new every morning. *
What blessings are you counting today?