Thanksgiving can be a complicated holiday to celebrate. I’ll keep it simple. Here are 10 things I’m grateful for.
- My faith, which has more questions than answers these days.
- Aaron’s presence at home. Last year we weren’t as lucky.
- A family who embraces our polished & raw sides and still says, “I’m proud of you.”
- Books, books, books! Reading has been transformational for me this year. (Again.)
- Morning light.
- Meals shared with friends or family.
- A New England fall and the associated cozy, wool socks.
- Photo albums at Grandma’s house.
- Free laundry machines.
- My application to graduate has been submitted. The end is almost in sight!
What are you thankful for?
We spent our Thanksgiving holiday in California and Arizona. It was smokey from the fires, but we still explored Sacramento, Sequoia National Park and (somewhat) enjoyed the 10 hour drive to Phoenix. I’m happy Aaron was able to meet several of my cousins and almost all my aunts and uncles during this trip. For a fairly last minute decision, it worked out well.
As a wrap up this fall semester in the next couple weeks, I’m amazed at how fast these classes flew by. I’m working through one of my final projects, research on Dorothy Day’s spirituality, so please keep me in your prayers as I complete all the things on my metaphorical desk! I recently applied to graduate, which means spring graduation is right around the corner. I’m so grateful I’ve been able to work through these subjects and study in such a beautiful place.
Grace and peace,