Sunday Gratitude 12.III.2023

I hate starting out every week “this has been a hard week” though it really is the truth. This is a long season of hardship; not that I’m materially poor, but rather that there are very difficult things going on that I can’t share 100% publicly yet. That should change soon, and I am grateful for that – I think it will bring a measure of relief.

I am grateful to be hearing my two youngest giggling in the other room. The kids have really been getting on my nerves as of late – but let’s face it, a lot of things have, but there are some things that are always precious.

I am grateful that I have working appliances here, and that it’s making things somewhat easier.

I am grateful that I am looking forward to a bit of a break, and hopefully even a little bit of a religious pilgrimage.

I am grateful that my kids can participate and excel in school and school activities. There were two things that bugged me as a kid going to a small private school – one was that there was no way to get more advanced classes, the other was that we didn’t do any activities with other schools. My kids’ school does both, in particular the coordination of tournaments and the like with other schools. One of my kids did well enough in a competition to earn an invitation to “the next level” in Texas in about a month and a half, and that’s not even something that I could have dreamed about as a kid.

wooden cross standing in a courtyard

The kids had another snow day and it was another day where if it weren’t for the busses, there probably wouldn’t have been a problem. However, as the district has a good number of suburban and rural kids that often don’t have bus stops right in front of their houses, and considering that the bus drivers have to start and stop these vehicles in snow and slush over and over, I guess I can see it. I will be at least a little grateful, though, that I didn’t have to get the kids up and going on Friday.

I am grateful that the kids have a very good dentist who can work in a kid dealing with a toothache on a Monday morning, find the hole that was causing the issue, and get it fixed on Wednesday.

I am grateful for hearing from friends I haven’t heard from in a long time.

I am grateful that spring is near, no matter how many random snow days seem to randomly pop up.

solar light in snow

As always, I am grateful for each one of you reading, and for your prayers.

dore canto 31 white rose

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