The first snow of the year came yesterday.
Oh their faces... the joy and awe. I don't think Kai remembered the fluffy little flakes from a year ago. He was no less than thoroughly delighted.
And I am thankful.
Today: my heart feels extra full. I am grateful for an evening carved out for my man and going out with friends to a JJ Heller concert.
I am thankful for our warm home, and the way it almost seems to smile a welcome when I return to it.
I am thankful for the joy and delight that I live as I watch my boys experience it.
I am grateful for that moment last night when we slowed the scurrying around. It's like a dance that is complicated and too high tempo for me to keep up with; the after dinner clean up. So, we paused. Dave just held me for a moment. I think he knows that some times to get me to slow down, he has to physically stop me...
I told him that I was so happy, and it was truth.
He's is in a class that is stressing him out.
I am working hard to complete photos in a timely manner.
We are preparing for winter, and there is much wood cutting/loading/stacking to be done.
The windows of time that we have to see eachother have only narrowed of late.
BUT - I am thankful. I say that in complete authenticity.
If I were to wait until things settled down... well, that's not happening is it?
The key to true contentment is finding it *here*. Right now, right in the yuck, and the tough, and the fast paced.
And be thankful.