Day 1…where do I begin? I guess, since it is my 12 year old’s birthday, I would have to say today I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to make me her mom. She started out life my easiest baby, but boy is she growing into a complicated young woman! I don’t mean that in a bad way…not at all! It’s just that she sees life through a different lens than I do, and that is sometimes a challenge to me. But, most days, it is a huge blessing! You see, she is not a “Type A” girl, like me. She is artsy, loves to dance and sing (even with people watching), and is carefree. It’s that carefree part that I have been learning from. The Lord has really been impressing the idea of being carefree with Him. I don’t have to be in control of everything, I can place it all in God’s masterful hands. After all, He created the universe and everything in it in 6 short days…I’m sure He can do Great and Mighty things that I cannot even comprehend, even with my mess! So, dear Lord, thank you for my Carefree Katie!
Day 2…Today I would have to say I am thankful for Forgiveness. I was blessed to spend some time with my oldest daughter today. I was reminded of how fortunate I am that I am forgiven…by My Savior, my husband and my children. She bought me a little trinket, that to most would be just what it is…a wooden teddy bear. But, to me it is a symbol of sweet forgiveness and hope for a brighter future. You see, I know that I do not deserve forgiveness for anything. It is truly a gift given by the giver. Whether that forgiveness comes from Jesus Christ, my husband or my child, it is freely given. And for that today, I am truly thankful!