September 07, 2012
Last September was a month-long greyness. And then, last fall, winter, and spring were completely sunny and marvelous. And I'm grateful for the sun greeting me each morning, and helping me to see the beauty of each day as I got up the courage to go to a job I didn't like (for, admittedly, a cause I love).
Last Christmas, Curry told me she was expecting again, and, this July she had J. And I am grateful beyond words to be his godmother. And grateful beyond words for all the babies my friends have had in the past year. This has been a busy year for babies! I knew 30 women pregnant this Spring!
Last Spring, I found myself less and less content with work, regardless of how hard I worked, or how much I accomplished. And I am grateful that having actually accomplished something, I was offered the chance to change careers entirely, and do something I really really love.
Now Summer is fading, and I find myself thankful beyond words for the friends who have supported me, and encouraged me, and made me laugh till my stomach hurts, and cry for joy, and taught me how great God's love is for us through their witness of grace and action and patience and trust. And for the little things too numerous to list.
The gift of life is enough, but then to have such abundance! My gratitude will never be enough. And so, I keep saying to myself: be thankful.