I'm thankful for friends just one flight of stairs away who welcome my children in with open arms. I'm thankful that my children love them and their kids so much that they ran right in and never looked back. I'm thankful for a night out with my husband (and nursling), for an impromptu visit with friends experiencing the first weeks of parenthood, for blooming onions and steak with mushroom sauce, for strawberry lemonade, and for a cooing baby that makes everyone in the room swoon. I am thankful to get to come home to children who had a wonderful time and couldn't wait to tell me everything they did just as soon as I'd torn them away from their playmates. And I'm thankful that Mrs. Ashley sent home brownies with the children. (That sort of sets the standard high for babysitters, huh?) : )
Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful life!