I woke up at 4:15 in a hotel room shared by six of us. As I lay there in the dark listening to everyone peacefully breathing, I was not feeling thankful. At 4:45 I decided to try to get dressed, gather my computer, and sneak out of the room without waking the kids. Thanks to the light from my cell phone, I managed to make it, and I’m now sitting in the lobby, sipping coffee, watching CNN scroll across the TV screen. I’m going to be so tired later today (after three nights like this in a row), but hopefully I can catch a nap while Russ drives us home.
I’ll write more about our visit with Dimples tomorrow (and share some pictures); for now, I’ll recount the many things I am thankful for. If you want to hear more, you can “Like” my One Thankful Mom Facebook page, which I update when there isn’t time to blog.
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a beautiful drive through the mountains of Idaho and Montana
smiles all around when the children saw each other
Eby’s willingness to stay close to me until he felt calm
cottage staff who set the tone for a peaceful visit
time playing outside and a craft inside
swimming in the hotel pool
chocolate birthday cake
total success with the birthday gifts we brought
a quiet evening for me with Dimples
rocking my girl as she read aloud to me
What are you thankful for today?
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