Sometimes I have these moments where so many feelings of thankfulness and awe rise up in me and I cry–or almost cry–at the blessing of it all. In so many ways, life is not what I had dreamed it would be. And in so many ways, it is so much more than I could have envisioned.

I am so grateful for my amazing blessings–two in particular in this moment. I am married to a great guy is who is a fun and playful daddy and a wise, tender and patient husband. And I have a beautiful and feisty little girl who is 5 going on 15. She is so sweet and good natured (most of the time). I love her zest for life and desire for adventure. And I love when she peacefully and soundly sleeps.

Thank you Jesus for these incredible bright spots in my world, and the ever-growing thankfulness in my heart.