Saturday, November 21, 2015

Right Here, Right Now Day # 21 of Thankfulness

She's home. 

She's here. 
We ate dinner together;
around that farmhouse table. 
We held hands to pray. 
It is in these moments that the empty spot is felt. 

We all feel it. 
I breathe deep. 
I focus on what's right here in front of me. 
We sing our song for grace.
The song the oldest brought home from Preschool.
Sung for more than 24 years. 
There is laughter and joy around this table. 
These silly kids. 
This is what God wants me to enjoy. 
Right here and right now. 

I am thankful for:
friends who drive 8 hours with me to retrieve the college girl
coffee shops on our travels
good coffee
making memories
stepping outside my comfort zone
a day with no anxiety
the college girl being home
fun around our farmhouse table
watching a "White Christmas"
little girls who aren't so little any more
a farm boy trying to make it all work
my farmer who presses on no matter what
the quiet of the morning, just before the sun rises
the unseasonably warm temperatures
sunshine for so many days
cows still out on grass
each additional bale we're able to get
the plan God has

We've been enjoying these warm, sunny days. 
The air has turned a little chillier today. 
Winter will soon make an appearance. 

May your Saturday be rich in gratitude. 

Psalm 146:2
I will praise the LORD all my life; 
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.


  1. Happy for you today Tammy. And grateful for the time you take to write each day. It's always a gift. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Jenny. Grateful for you too!