Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I can hardly believe how fast this year has flown, and how much change I’ve undergone in the same amount of time. As I’m sitting down at my desk to write this post and reflect on my heart, I truly feel like a different woman this Thanksgiving than on previous years. Motherhood has changed me in a million ways, but most of all is the amount of gratitude I feel on a daily basis. Sure, I’ve always been thankful for my blessings, but this year is different. I wake up every morning and literally think to myself, HOW did I get so lucky to be this little girl’s mama? Jesus really picked ME to be her mom!!! I am sometimes in utter disbelief that I get to be Kennedy’s mom. I know that no child is perfect, but she is perfect in my eyes. The way she smiles with pure, exuberant joy when she sees the people she loves most, the curl of her hair at the nape of her neck, the way she buries her head into my lap when she’s tired, the way her eyes light up when I serve her morning blueberries. Small moments like these bring so much joy, I can feel it buzzing in my soul… even through sleepless nights and the anxious thoughts that also come along with motherhood. Sure, motherhood is hard. But I have never felt so “complete” before. And as much as I love our little family, it is unfathomable to think that this is how Jesus loves us, except for much, much more! That is truly mind-blowing to me.
So while writing this post of thanks, I would be remiss if I didn’t say thanks to all of YOU. I know that blogs aren’t super cool or trendy these days (I’m lookin’ at you, TikTok), but I will always come back to this little space on the internet. Thank you to those of you who still read my blog each and every morning. I truly appreciate YOU, yes you, and I don’t say it enough.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!