The word thankful is tossed around a lot during these holiday times. It seems this holiday really seems to speak to people and remind them to be thankful for each day, each gift, each person in their lives. I often think, when I see peoples facebook posts and emails, how wonderful that we have a season that promotes and pulls these feelings of gratitude out in everyone.
This year, our family has so much to be thankful for. We have been blessed with many fortunate events. Our lives have shifted so much and it has been a quite stressful year of making these changes. In the midst of all of the moving, changing and doing, it is so easy to lose sight of the fact that these are things you asked for and that one should be thankful for these blessings.
In light of that, here are somethings that I am thankful for that may not always look like blessings.
Packing our entire life up into boxes and trailers. I am so thankful for this super stressful time because it meant that our little house had sold and we were on our way to our new house in the country! So so so thankful that this wish was finally fulfilled!
Traveling with kids who at times didn’t want to listen- I am thankful for these moments even when they were so frustrating I swore never another family vacation would be had. I am thankful because we were able to have many many more fun moments while on our Disney vacation.
Fighting and screaming coming from upstairs- I am thankful that I have my boys home with me homeschooling. One consequence of this is that they are around eachother all day everyday and are often arguing over one thing or another. I am blessed to be able to homeschool and they are blessed that they have the opportunity to build such a strong brotherly bond between eachother, even if that means some squabbles.
Busy busy times when I felt like a chicken with my head cut off.- Man, life has been really busy this year. I am really thankful for it though. It means that business is profitable, that we have goals to reach, projects we wish to complete, and that we are growing as people and as a family.
Life this year has been stressful, but blessed, if you are catching that from the above paragraphs. I wouldn’t change a minute of it. I would take it all over again, and do it all exactly as we have. I love our life and relish in it everyday!