...for cooler mornings that make me put on socks (even if they are mismatched!)
...for time while my kids are still sleeping to read.
...for my husband who made my coffee (I'm thankful for coffee too!).
...for my little people who are now up, even with their wet sheets that need changing and diaper that needs changing.
...for homemade chocolate chip scones, made in preparation for Irene, the storm that did not even affect our power.
...for lukewarm chocolate chip scones, coffee that is no longer piping hot, and a book I'll probably not get to read this morning because I'm a mommy first.
...for encouraging words from Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches:
Joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush--it is what happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil. So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks. You will not even remember the work of all this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you.
Today, I'm thankful for joy.