Some Days, Every Day

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!

xo,

Sarah.

17 responses to “Some Days, Every Day

  1. Back atcha. What a terrific reminder of the many things for which we should be grateful EVERY day, amidst the chaos. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. So much to be thankful for – so much that matters. I remember epic arguments with my son over algebra that seemed the end of the world. He never ever got algebra …… but he uses it now so something stuck. He writes algorithms and computer “scripts” whatever that is …….. so although it seems like you’re not getting through – you are. And it’s one day at a time – we can’t send them home to their parents. Sigh. I would have done that a few days if I could have. 😛

  3. Thank you, Sarah. Your blog and Instagram feed are a daily joy.

    OK, let’s call it almost-daily: you should get some time off, after all.

    And OK, maybe not every post is joyful. But that’s what makes them real and beautiful: the honesty they contain, whether they are a view into what brings you happiness in that moment, or an exploration of sadness (and its cause, cures and sometimes what it takes to live with it).

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May this be a glorious holiday season for you all.

    • Thank you so much for this, David! Authenticity and honesty are always the center of what I write – I’m so glad that resonates with you & that you enjoy my posts!

      Thank you for the holiday wishes & may your season be filled with joy & laughter!

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