1 rebuke from a close friend
+ 1 emergency room visit
+ 2 Work days that lasted well into the dark
+ 2 Miscommunications over Thanksgiving plans
= 1 downright surly Thanksgiving morning
A non-almondine green bean casserole loomed in the oven. A two-toothed 10 month old snarfed green beans from his cheerio encrusted high chair. I tried green beans for breakfast. They didn't agree with me. Husband opted out of the green bean trend and boycotted breakfast. Neither he nor I became more amiable.
Until we sat, each of us on the floor.
Sat around butcher's paper, each armed with 2 crayons.
10 month old enjoyed the non-toxicity of Crayola while husband and I paused...
To name the things that make our hearts cry to God in Thankfulness.
"Almost 4 years with the wife of my youth"
"A job, a place to live, and a church in 1 month"
"My parents' 25 years of marriage"
and we agreed on the highlight of our list:
"Jesus gives our lives meaning"
The cheerio encrusted high chair has yet to be cleaned and we lost a crayon in the process, but it is well with my soul.