Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It seems like a lot of my facebook friends are posting one thing each day for which they are thankful. Most of their posts are sweet and give you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
This is going to sound insane, but I am so thankful for the some of the difficult events in my life. Last week, I was sick for seven days straight. I felt absolutely horrible. Have you ever felt so bad that it made you a little more empathetic to people who suffer from chronic illness? That’s how bad I felt. I didn’t have the energy to play with my kids like I normally do. We watched the movie Tangled so many times that I could recite the entire movie from memory.
Most nights I went to bed right after the kids, and one night I even went to bed before they did. This made me so thankful for a loving husband who picked up my slack when I was just doing good to put one foot in front of the other. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you to the moon.
I’m rambling, but this is where I’m going. Now that I’m better, I am so thankful for my health. I am so thankful that I can play with my kids again. I am so thankful that we don’t have to eat takeout, again! I am so thankful for my amazing husband. I am so thankful that is almost 10 p.m. and I’m still awake.
I am so thankful for those hard times. Without hard times and challenges in my life, I would never truly comprehend how blessed I am.
Thank you, Lord, for the hard times.