wow, sorry friends, i've really been getting behind on these posts this month. i guess that's what happens when i take a big hiatus like i did this summer- it becomes a sort of retraining myself to blog again. also, last night was a late one for me.
anyway, nonetheless, i want to pause and write my gratitude for yesterday because it was a good day.
yesterday, i feel thankful...
...for a brilliant and show-stopping sunrise on my way to work. oh, it was so wonderful.
...for a productive-feeling session with one particular nugget at work. we are working on things like taking his shoes on and off and putting his coat on and off and zipping and unzipping, and i'm excited for the ways things we work on here will help him be independent in his life.
...well for snow and also not for snow (you get it), but since this is a gratitude post, i'll say i'm thankful for how pretty and cozy it is at this particular time of year. i'm also very very thankful for safety, for myself and the ones i love who were driving in it.
...for paige sleeping over because of the snow. driving back to hudson in rush hour snow wasn't a good idea for her to do, so i'm thankful she was able to stay over. didn't catch her for long, but it was really nice to see her this morning.
...for delicious, and i mean delicious dinner from naf naf grill, enjoyed to the very last bite by myself while i caught up on my Bible reading plan.
...for the character and heart of God revealed to me as i flipped through things i had highlighted in psalms and isaiah. His mercy towards us really is astounding.
...for authentic talks with our high school girls at youth group. i'm so so proud of them. for showing up, for being engaged, for sharing real stuff.. for how my church doesn't shy away from real and hard things high schoolers are going through, but gives them tools for how to navigate what the world says love and acceptance look like while being Jesus-followers.
...for the idea of having the older women and men youth group leaders speak blessings over students of the opposite sex. really cool and important in our world i think.
...for one glorious hour with francis flood while he was passing through to pick someone up from the airport. met him quick after church. i love that man so much and i almost jumped for joy at the sight of him. it is so good to be with him, even for an hour. whatta highlight.
catch ya tonight for my gratitude from today! what gifts are you noticing around you? look around today, friend.
all we have needed, Thy hand has provided.