I'm so happy for my family.
Today I was involved in a local event with our church choir. We went to 3 different places that were part of our Christmas Festival in town. The choir performed at each. Matt and Zachariah traipsed around with us at each thing. There were different things for them to do at each, but they sat and watched us sing quite a bit. As we were getting ready to leave the last place to head home Zachariah looked at me with complete seriousness and said "Thank you for singing today, Mom."
My heart melted.
As much as it drives us (mostly Matt) nuts from time to time, I know that our home is a great joy in our lives. Why am I so thankful for our house today? A family from our church lost theirs to a fire last night. So tragic.
I'm glad that the family is all OK. Their material possessions may be gone, but they still have each other. Thank goodness they have family here to stay with and help them with things. And I know they are thankful for our church family who will help each step of the way and pray for them unceasingly.
I'm thankful for the warm, safe house that we have.
I have much joy in my life, but there are the things I'm thinking of tonight.
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