Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 days... day 8; thankful

today, i am thankful.

thankful for laundry baskets full of clothes. 
because there are little girls here to wear them. 

thankful for puzzles and cupcakes on my kitchen table.
because they are treasured possessions of a sweet little girl.

thankful for three year old little girls that wear fire dog hats and paint pictures. 
because she's using her imagination and learning to create. 

thankful for shoes on my stairs.
because they're worn by two little girls pretending to be "daddy."

thankful for scooters and bikes in my foyer.
because they are the mode of transportation for two of my favorite people.

thankful for bike races in the playroom.
because they are living and laughing; learning to play together. 

thankful for impromptu dinner dates with my love.
because it means enjoying each other's company while enjoying our favorite meal.

thankful for peaceful, sleeping babies.
because they do not yet know the heartaches of this world.

thankful for silly faces and christmas nightgowns (in october).
because she's learning to be an individual

 thankful for toddlers learning to use a spoon (every messy step of the way).
because she's exercising her independence and learning to be proud of her accomplishments.

i'm thankful for songs (instead of sleep) during nap time.
because she's making a joyful noise. (and hitting those high notes like a pro!) ;-)
(i'm also very thankful for video monitors.
because i get a front row seat to each performance) haha!

today, i am thankful. 
thankful for every moment.
because i know we are not guaranteed tomorrow. 

"Teach us to number our days
that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
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