Friday, December 17, 2010


This morning, there was excitement in my house as the kids talked about today being our last day of school before Christmas break. I remember as a child that those two weeks stretched out so long before me. I love seeing that same joy in my kids' faces.

We had pancakes and bacon for breakfast, which is a rarity that usually only happens on select Saturday mornings. As I watched my children interact, as I cut up someone's second helping of pancakes, as I cleaned up the milk spilled on the floor and the after-breakfast kitchen disaster, I kept thinking one thing.

I'm so thankful.

I'm so thankful that I get to be here with the ones I love most, living this messy life with them. Loving them. Learning with them.

I'm so grateful that I have a husband who wants me to be at home with the kids. Who affirms the great value of my job. Who is supportive and generous and sacrificial with me.

I don't deserve any of the good things God has given me. I know that. And I'm just so thankful to Him for his everyday, ordinary gifts.


Anne said...

Amen, Candice! Still have 8 weeks to go working, but I know what it's to come and I am SO excited about that. :)

Jenia said...

So Right! After a particularly rough day last week the next day I woke up in a much better 'place' and realized how thankful I was to have children that make messes that need me and to love :)
Thanks for posting!

Debbie said...

I so agree. I am very thankful that I get to be home with my kids too! It is a wonderful thing.

Heather L. said...

I hope all of you enjoy your school break and a very happy Christmas!!!