Theme: Things I’m thankful for
Gracious friends who let me live with them for my extended time back here in Texas with absolutely no strings attached. Friends like that are hard to find.
Cold(er) weather. Makes me appreciate the Houston summer heat and humidity more.
Money that allows me to visit my husband…making this time apart shorter and more bearable.
Running into the priest who witnessed our marriage randomly at a local mass. He was substituting for our regular pastor and I hadn’t seen him since before we left for Mexico. It was so great to catch up!
My parents living close enough so that I get to see my mom on a random weekend (this one) and I can just drive home for Thanksgiving (saving that money for trips to Mexico…).
Free knitting needles! Apparently knitting is a long tradition in my family and I have now inherited a mess of needles of all sizes so I can now branch out. I also have some rockin’ patterns from the 70’s…guess who’s husband is going to be sporting a wicked sweater vest soon?? Get ready Julio Iglesias…
St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy. I’ve been reading her book, oh, for several months now, which is an entire post in and of itself, but I am thankful to have such inspiration and examples in the Saints of our Church. This was highly unexpected from a little-girl-raised-Protestant-converted-to-Catholicism (I was sold on the “Believe they exist, but specifics are optional” line during RCIA), but perhaps one of the greatest unanticipated blessing. [Belief in saints is part of the Lutheran tradition as well, its just, well, never mentioned.]
What are you giving gratitude for right now? Hope you have a great weekend!
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