“The real gift of gratitude
is that the more grateful you become, the more you realize God is present.”
It was a big day here for my family; after years of talking about it and dreaming about it, we did it. We bought an older farmhouse style home on land with views of the mountains, our very own stream, and woods and fields for the kids to explore.
And today, the Today Show posted a video where they used my words and images after asking my permission. My words to video….
Today, our families came to visit our new house and I watched my favorite three boys work on our new house–my husband, my father, and my son all worked together, with the older men showing one young boy how to get things done.
And all of you are here, reading my words each night, which is beyond anything I ever imagined.
I’m really tired tonight after a day of stripping wallpaper and starting this home renovation/restoration, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and count my blessings. And those are just a few.
The sun goes down tonight and I’m reminded to be thankful because the more gratitude we express, the more we really do see God’s presence all around us. I see it here in this photo, in the face of the little girl asleep next to me, and in so many other ways.
Thanks for Mothering the Divide here as we all count our blessings. Maybe you don’t pray or maybe you don’t believe in God in the same way I do. And that’s okay, of course! But I’m sure we can all agree that there is much to be gained from being grateful. Thank you from me to you. As I count my blessings tonight, I count you among them. house on july 1 house on july 1