I'm thankful for...
-Seriously amazing friends. I have some pretty incredible friends- some that I've had for years and some that I've just gotten close to recently. I've challenged myself lately with being open and vulnerable and real with people and I've been surprised and blessed by friends who are genuine and open in return. It is such a blessing to know that I'm not alone in my struggles and in life.
-The mercy of God. The past two years, as we've gone through church struggles, have been such a challenge, but I know that God's love for me remains the same.
-Funny shows. (And, Hulu!) New Girl, Modern Family, The Office, and Up All Night. I love laughing before I go to sleep.
-My washing machine and dryer. Those things are constantly going. I do load after load after load. I've lived in places where I've had to go to a laundromat and where I've had to walk down to laundry room. We've even lived where I had to go outside in the garage to do the laundry. I'm so thankful that I don't even have to walk outside now. As inconvenient as it feels most of the time, it's actually pretty darn convenient.
-Homeschool. I feel so blessed that I can be a stay at home mom, hang out with my kids all day, and teach them. Somedays are filled with working on patience and saying I'm sorry (and I'm not just talking about the kids), but everyday - good and bad- is an adventure that we get to do together.
-Mama time. On that note, I'm thankful that my husband understands the importance of squeezing in some time for myself. Last week was a busy week for me and this week is another one of those. I'm thankful that my husband is willing to watch the kids so that I can hang out with friends, learn new things, and come home refreshed to be a better wife and mom.