Day 26 Of Being Intentionally Thankful – November 26, 2013
Today, I’m thankful for these walls and floors and roofs and windows and doors. They help protect me and my little family from the wind, rain, snow and ice, from the cold of winter and the heat of summer. They keep us safe from the wild aminals (my hubby’s fun word for animals) that roam these hills……like the coyotes and bob cats we’ve seen, the bear we hear is living not far from here and the skunks that we’ve whiffed in the air more often than I care to think about. And let’s not forget the snakes, whether it’s the harmless garden variety, the venomous rattlesnake and copperhead variety or the 2 legged variety.
I am even more thankful for these because of what they symbolize. Yes, together they are a house. But more importantly….they contain a A HOME! Where we relax, rest, eat, sleep and live. Where I’ve cooked many a meals, share many a laughs and cried many a tears. Where the man I gave my heart to and I have grown together, prayed together, dreamed together, loved each other through everything and have shared and built a life together. Where I rocked my baby to sleep, listened as him said his first words, watched as he took his first steps and have wondered at the sweet blessing of him. Where family begins and always will be.
To quote Laura Ingalls from Little House On The Prairie, “HOME is the nicest word there is!”.
Until next time….enjoy your at HOME world and be #IntentionallyThankful!