I am not thankful for losing my credit card last night, but I am thankful for a few other things:
Thankful thing #1: Life has a way of resolving itself. You may remember this post where I let you know of a personal struggle our family was going through. After 10 months and 23 days, I am thrilled to report that Ken was offered a great job yesterday and will start next week. We celebrated so hard last night I lost my credit card (but I really think it was the guy in the blue/green sweatshirt who took it).
I can’t thank you enough for your words of encouragement, your job tips for Ken and for having the courage to share your own personal stories with me. It means more than you know. I also need to thank my friends and family who provided so much support to us during this tough time. Sometimes when you are in the thick of a difficult experience, you can’t see your way out of it, but the people around you can. They help you know there will brighter days. Because there will be.
Thankful thing #2: Joie and I had an amazing early morning 8 mile trail run. I was so cold at 6am I wore my robe in the car to the trailhead. This is how Hugh Heffner runs.
I cannot get my right leg to stop glowing. I think I drank too much yellow Gatorade. We saw tons of elk and deer. Joie told me she could smell the deer; but I couldn't. She is a hunter and tuned into those sorts of things. I could just smell myself and it wasn’t pretty.
The run was incredibly peaceful and serene and the most lovely way I can think of to start this day. We also saw a pack of wolves and Matt Damon, but I forgot my camera. I farted so badly in the car on the way home Joie almost threw up. True story.
Thankful thing #3: At this exact moment I am thankful for sitting on the couch eating warm cinnamon rolls, drinking strong coffee and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with my two favorite littler people, Sam and Emma. I will then move onto making Grandma Ball’s stuffing and pie, setting the table, and looking around at the 5 million blessings that are right in front of my face on this day.
I hope you appreciate this picture, because it caused a lot of arguing.
Thankful thing #4: Today is my mom and dad’s 50th anniversary. Imagine spending 50 years with one person. Imagine the memories spanning from the day you met in grade school to the birth of your grandchildren. When you create a history with someone, you create a beautiful story line. Your longevity as a couple gives strength to those younger couples just getting started or those who are struggling. After 50 years, you have truly had the privilege of growing old with someone. And, as their daughter, I’ve had the privilege of watching it happen.
What are you thankful for today?
Happiest of Thanksgivings to you all!