Day 12: I am grateful for cuddle time! I am grateful that my munchkins let me hug and kiss on them until they just can’t stand it. I am grateful that when I don’t feel well, I can curl up on the couch and be fed magic medicine and have my temperature taken with fairy wands and be served orange juice by little girls wearing crowns. I am grateful for nose-to-nose smooches and bear hugs.
(And I am grateful for the helpful hubby who snapped this picture for me today.)
Day 11: I am grateful for sunrise and sunset. I am grateful that every day God breaks out his paintbrush and creates something new and beautiful for us to see Him in. I am grateful for the daily reminders that there is always beauty to be found and that each day is a new creation and a new opportunity to do God’s will.
Day 10: I am grateful for Excedrin Migraine. Seriously.
Day 9: I am grateful for technology. I am grateful for all of the gadgets and gizmos that I have come to rely on for communication, organization, and memory-keeping. I am grateful for wireless Internet connections, digital cameras, 3TB hard drives, and high-definition monitors. I am grateful that there are brilliant people out there who make these things and that I am blessed enough to own so many of them.
Day 8: I am grateful for… Thursday nights. I am grateful that I get to spend time with my incredibly talented brother on a regular basis. I am grateful that I have been able to watch him grow from a little boy who could build an exact replica of the Titanic out of Legos from memory to a man who is constantly seeking to grow and know God better. I am grateful that my girls want to wait up on these nights just so Uncle Ryan can read them a story.
Day 7: I am grateful for her big blue eyes, her freckles (oh, how I adore her freckles), her rosy pink lips, and the way her hair turns red in the sunlight. I am grateful for the way she looks at me and for her sweet and loving personality. I am grateful that God trusts me enough to make me her mother.
(I had planned on doing this whole project in black and white, but when I saw the color of her eyes in the sunlight, I knew I was going to have to change it up a bit.)
Day 6: I am grateful for an abundance of truly happy childhood memories, the chance to know my Grandpa Warneke for a short while, and small tins of cookies that can make you reflect on and be thankful for the past.
Day 5: I am grateful for the relationship between my daughters. They quarrel and bicker like all sisters, but, when they think I am not looking, they can be so very sweet and loving to each other; it makes my heart happy.
Day 4: I am grateful for my husband, for a million reasons, but today for being such a sweet daddy to our girls and for willingly being a patron of a five year old’s hair salon.
Day 3: I am grateful for Lady Atticus Black. For eight years she has been our companion, playmate, and protector. She is one of God’s finest creatures.