On days like today when the:
electricity went out just before dawn;
work never ebbed throughout >8 hours;
dilemmas demanded decisions - NOW!
I am reminded to be thankful for: (#s 88-98)
his warm and inviting hug when I walk in the door;
daughter's laughter on the telephone - so far away and yet so close;
son's smile that comes through the phone line;
mothers who keep giving through memories made long ago;
fathers who lived and loved in the way they knew how;
birth families who helped make us who we are today;
friends who linger over tea and conversation;
the next generation living authentically;
Ever present Comforter...