I had a hard time thinking of what would be a fitting topic for my last post at Lady Scribes. I don't take much too seriously when it comes to topics--you all know how I love the frivolous. But this time, I'm focusing on the important things.
This time last year, I was less than jolly (read that post here). Our money was tighter than it had ever been, I was subbing like my life depended on it, we had to travel to our hometown in Indiana in bad weather (at the crack of dawn because my hubby is a believer of getting on the road before any other driver in their right mind can beat us to it!) with only a few days to fit in all the family we needed to see (which, by the way, we failed to fit everyone in).
But this year is different. I always know I'm blessed but for some reason, this year I feel it. I'm lighter (unless you ask the scale, that traitorous #$%), I laugh more, I look forward to all the things I dreaded last go around. And I'm so grateful for every blessing.
1. My husband and children are healthy and happy.
2. We have a home to keep us safe and warm.
3. Our parents are still here with us.
Such a short list and yet, it's complete. Sure, there's a few more things I'd add (like a car that isn't older than Caesar's chariot or the newest gadget my nerd heart desires) but I can't imagine my life without these top three.
With all the financial and time demands that have turned Christmas into a burden rather than the joy it's meant to be, it's hard to remember what should be at the top of our lists.
I don't know why I'm so... gushy this year (seriously, my husband is about to take me to a doctor. Or a priest) but I'm glad. I'm enjoying my family's joy and that's really the best gift God could give me.
Here's wishing you a merry and bright Christmas from the Countess of Sass.
What are you grateful for?