Last night we had some severe weather. Thankfully, we're okay and our family, friends and neighbors are as well. Unfortunately some of them had damage to their homes and/or vehicles, but thankfully not too bad. Thankfully our home and vehicles are alright. The kids and I spent the bulk of today cleaning up our yard and helping our neighbors with theirs. We're exhausted and glad that our power has been restored so that we can relax and enjoy a hot shower and some cool air conditioning tonight.
Today my mom had a seizure. She's never had one before. Apparently she felt like she was going to pass out. She didn't realize that it was a seizure, but that's what the EMTs said she had. Thankfully her vitals are good and she seems to be okay now. They're traveling and away from home, so hopefully she'll be okay for the rest of their trip and she'll get checked out by her own doctor when they get back.
My nerves are a bit frayed. There has been a lot going on lately. I wish Nash was home. I know he wishes he was here too. I would definitely try to burrow myself into him right now. I would gladly fall asleep all snuggled up to him tonight. He might have a hard time prying me off of him actually. But he's working and that means that he's not home, nor will he likely be home again until sometime this weekend. This is our modus operandi. He works and takes care of the financial side of things, helping out with other stuff when he's able to do so. He always cooks for us on the weekends and makes enough so that we can have some leftovers during the week. I hold down the fort while he's gone, taking care of the kids (homeschooling included) and our home and whatever else needs to be handled in his absence. Normally it works pretty well for us, even if it's not ideal. But, sometimes one or both of us feel the strain.
That said, I'm really cognizant today of how much I have to be thankful for. I mean, how often do we even think about that (myself included)? I bet we're more often complaining about the things we're not happy about (yup, including myself in that too). But the truth is that each and every one of us has a multitude of things, people, etc. to be thankful for.
- a roof over my head
- a vehicle
- a living, breathing God who loves me
- and so, so, so much more
What about you? What are you feeling thankful for today?