Sometimes all the appliances break at once. Some days homeschooling feels like an uphill battle. Every once in a while I have a super epic meltdown with Mr Knitting Sarah that starts with an argument and morphs into sloppy tears that last for a couple hours. Some evenings I go to pet Moose only to find he’s broken out in some new mysterious rash. Some days the computer’s keyboard craps out and the backup external one we have has a sticky shift key. Sometimes I print out 5 knitting patterns because I’m getting desperate to finish the project I’m on and somehow
I’m convinced printing patterns will expedite the process. Some days it gets exhausting trying to explain to the children what is going on in the world when so many headlines are scary and tragic.
Some days feel harder than others.
Every day, though, I count the long list of things for which I’m thankful.
I’m thankful for my husband who works so hard to support our family and always challenges me, supports me, and makes me laugh.
I’m thankful for my children who are brilliant and strong and healthy and the kindest souls I know.
I’m thankful for my parents who’ve always been there.
I’m thankful for my in-laws who have always been an active and loving part of our life despite the distance between us.
I’m thankful for my Moose who taught me how to love and trust (wo)man’s best friend again.
I’m thankful for my friends, near and far, who I never see enough, but are each extraordinary human beings.
I’m thankful that we have a house to call a home and plenty of food on the table.
I’m thankful for the million little conveniences we have that (mostly) function to make my life and chores easier.
I’m thankful that I’m able to knit and spin because it makes those days when my body is struggling a little easier.
I’m thankful to have time to spend with those I love and to do the things I love.
Some days it’s easy to get caught up in all the things that aren’t quite going my way. Some days it feel hard. The truth is, though, all it takes is a tiny bit of perspective to recognize that we are so lucky. Every day.
And I am so thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!