Tearful, Joyful Gratitude

I pause, stopping  tense business, the gardening, chores, the typing  to think of what I am grateful for. As soon as the word gratitude rises up, tears spring to my eyes because I am acutely aware of the fragility of life after almost loosing a daughter in childbirth and now a younger brother-in-law soon to cancer

 The last two weeks I have

  • attended daughter’s university graduation
  • celebrated 3 birthdays and Father’s day by making gifts and food for large gatherings
  • helped install  wood flooring in ANOTHER daughter’s new house
  • then helped her move and clean her old and new house.
  •  went to a land/lord tenant mediation meeting for a crazy, mean, illegal landlord for my youngest…and won
  • spent 6 hours house hunting in town for next term’s housing for this youngest daughter
  •  helped with colicky newborn…
  •  plus dealt with learning that one of my husband’s younger brothers has months to live with cancer..

yet I am aware of beauty surrounding me,

pressing in on all sides.

a plethora of flowers, trees and birds

    the joy of creating with words

the joy of crafting  with my crochet hook and yarn

 
 
 
In short I am tearfully grateful

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I am linking up with a wonderful writer, Laurel Regan 

our children 

The Joy of Mothering
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