Right now, when you happen to live in the Southern U.S., how can you be anything but thankful?
Thankful we are alive.
Thankful for four walls and a roof.
Thankful for power.
Thankful that all our loved ones are safe.
It is more than humbling to be surrounded by tornado destruction and be one of the luckiest people around. While we had a lot of wind and terrible weather and were hunkered down a few times in our hall bathroom, we came out unscathed. Somehow, we only lost power for about four hours total. And while we’ve tried to help however we can, our hands and feet feel incredibly small.
Counting our very blessed blessings….
#482 Candles shimmering in a storm-dark room
#483 Glo-worms, comforting little girls who didn’t have a nightlight
#484 snack picnics on a blanket in the bathroom
#485 our power company’s hard workers
#487 again . . . four walls, a roof
#488 weather sirens
#489 live-streaming weather announcers
#490 that we had room in our freezer and fridge
#491 friends and family over to eat
#492 cousins in the bathtub
#493 just one pile of sticks and tree limbs
#494 little hands coloring pictures of marshmallow peeps – so silly!
#495 hearing Firefly sing Do-A-Dear in her mahvelous, British accent
#496 Dove and all her new words
#497 simultaneous naps – ALL OF US! =D
#498 Cardinals and Braves fans, side by side 🙂
#499 little feet, swinging at the piano
#500 little hands, holding white flowers
#501 Psalm 46 and all it’s truth