Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gratitude

Recently, a friend of mine started a blog called A Year of Thanks, in which she offers a daily post about things for which she is grateful. She wrote a post on children a week or so ago, and the day after the post, the kids and I took a walk to the bay on an incredibly beautiful Saturday. I couldn't help but think about how much gratitude I feel for my children and the circumstances of my life. I am so grateful that I have two wonderful, healthy kids and that I have a great husband and great extended family and that we get to live in such a beautiful place. I have no idea how I got such a good ticket in this world, but I am profoundly grateful.

Some pictures two Saturdays ago--a walk to the coffeshop and bay:


























































Some pictures of last Saturday--playing in the dunes after kayaking across the bay:















































9 comments:

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

The Girl is getting TALL!

Gaga said...
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Gaga said...

I have said almost those very words several times this week. My heart swells to consider how fortunate we are. Thank you for serving as the catalyst for our being here.

I don't think I could leave this place. I love our family and our circumstances.

(I deleted my first post because of a typo that changed my intent.)

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics, what a lovely family. Me and The Boy need to have a chat about that whopping net. Dude, there's a hole! The Girl has a great hat, I love summery hats.

wv = blest. I'd say so too.
jc

Ink said...

Oh!!! Boy and Girl are adorable!

Love this post. Love that you feel gratitude. Love. Love. Love.

Momma said...

You DO live in a beautiful place, and have a wonderful family! 'Course, I could be slightly predjudiced :) Great pictures.

C. Troubadour said...

Smiling for you with all my heart :)

The Steel Magnolia said...

Awesome! I try to remember those feelings of gratitude when I'm ready to pull my hair out!

Also, I must have been following links from your page because I've seen that year of thanks blog. Lovely.

loveskidlit said...

Lovely pics, GEW! Thanks for sharing them. Your family is lovely. (And kayaking across a bay!)