Today I am grateful for these pictures, taken by my husband, during our metro park hike yesterday.
Fall walks are a tradition in our family, and the only thing that kept yesterday's hike from being the awesomest was Daisy's absence. She still can't go on walks and probably won't be cleared to do so until December. She would have loved meeting and greeting all the people and dogs we passed on the trail.
Today, I am grateful for apple fritters and pumpkin picking, which are also Raihala family fall traditions.
Today, I am grateful for kind blog readers whose comments and emails keep me going, both in general and in the specific of my Friday post. Our Big Decision is no closer to resolution, but what makes it hard is that there is no wrong answer. It's just a choice between two very different and important priorities. And it's a choice neither George nor I are comfortable making. If one of us had a clear preference, the other would say, "Sure!" But we're both on the teeter-totter, neither moving forward. We hate being the grown-ups! But I am grateful that we have the opportunity to even consider the choice because we are truly blessed and fortunate to be where we are right now.
Today, I am grateful for church yesterday. The sermon was delivered by one of our lay speakers, and addressed the issue of not looking back but pressing on to the prize. No answer to our Big Decision in that (both end results would be prizes in their own way!) but Jack Hott's words definitely encouraged me to stick with whatever decision we make and not second-guess it. There's comfort in that, at least!
What are you grateful for today? Please share. There's value in stating our gratitude out loud, don't you think?