This week I am grateful for:
My sister—you’ve been there for our parents when I haven’t or I couldn’t. You are dependable to a fault and I love you and respect you for that.
My husband—you’ve allowed me to be there for my extended family and encouraged me to do so. You’ve let me be real and not made me feel silly although you can always make me laugh.
My children—what can I say but that God teaches & blesses parents through their children. We, as parents can never feel anything that God has not felt for us. You have been forgiving of a flawed and imperfect mommy and loved me without reservation. You have told me I am wonderful and in the reflection of your eyes I’ve seen what the goal is.
My parents—you’ve shown me what a marriage is supposed to be, good and otherwise. You’ve shown faithfulness, determination and perseverance. You’ve shown me grace under fire.
My God, my Father—you’ve shown me mercy I don’t deserve, salvation that is free, sacraments that bind me closer to you on earth & gifts that are so glorious and precious in my family, friends who are faithful and beauty beyond measure—if this is earth what an unfathomable place heaven will be.
Christine the author of Brady's Bunch is the originator of Grains of Gratitude , a chance to start the week out acknowledging our blessings and with thankfulness.