(Photo credit goes to my mil Linda)
Without going into specific detail, there was a very unexpected event that took place in our lives. But that 'ol familiar saying "All's well that ends well" holds very true. (Everything is fine and back to normal today) After the event and at times, even during, I had such an overwhelming thankfulness. For so, so many things.
It saddens me that it often takes a good shaking/wake up call for things to be put back into perspective. But every day life has a way of making us calloused. The same 'ol routine, day after day. We take things for granted.
There's no denying that the past few days have opened my eyes on so many levels. At the same time I've learned to appreciate things in ways I never have before. My heart is full of thankfulness.
So while today there's a million and one things I should/could be doing, I'm sitting back and savoring each moment with our little family. Soaking up so much more than the sunshine. After all, my chores will wait for me, as they always do. Cleaning and laundry are a never ending cycle. And thats fine. It's all part of life as a stay-at-home-mom.
But today that's all on the back burner. Today we're basking in thankfulness.