Monday, November 10, 2014

Grateful Heart

Most of you know this (or maybe you don't), but I live at home with my mom, dad and older sister. We are four adults with our own separate work and separate spaces, but at the end of the day, we share a roof, meals, and responsibilities. This has come with a myriad of challenges, and there have been times when I've had negative feelings about it (being honest), but it's an arrangement that has benefited me tremendously these last couple of years. And for that, I am grateful.

(my family and I many moons ago. weren't we cute?)
I am grateful for parents who are wise and grounded in God's truth who can provide loving council when I need it. And also for a sister I get along with incredibly well. I've never been more grateful for these people than I am today. For the past couple of years, I've found myself approaching the holidays with a sense of sadness at the thought of again spending it in the same place. Over the weekend, I had the realization that I was very happy to have another Christmas with my family. It'll be over sooner than I think.

What are you grateful for today?

This post is linked up with Ember Gray's Grateful Heart Monday.


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  1. Isn't it funny how quickly our perspectives can change? Gosh, you think about all of the women out there who don't have one or both of their parents around to share meals with or holidays with and right then and there in that moment, you just feel SO thankful! Thanks so much for linking up, Anna :) This was so sweet to read!

  2. Aw, thanks Emily! :) It's a wonderful linkup! Everyone needs to be reminded of the blessings in their lives.


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