We are spending the day as a couple. Just us. First time. It will be a special time. But, I'm also going to miss my kids. First year with all my kids gone. Hm. Feels weird. Feels wrong. But it's not. It just feels that way. :)
Our life is indeed a different life than I would have thought or had planned 12, 15, 20 years ago... There's been some bad stuff. Some really hard times. Some seemingly unbearable times. But through it all, God has blessed. He's cared for me and my kids and he's been there. Now, on the other side of sorrow, I'm very happy most all the time. Of course, I'm older and emotional and moody. But my life is good and blessed and I'm so very thankful.
It's so easy to wallow in the irritations and hurts, and forget to seek out the blessings of every day. I want to do that though. I want to be thankful in all of it.
Whether our life is going great right now, or whether it's kind of sad... God is still there and He wants our fellowship. He wants our honesty. He wants our worship. He wants our life.
(And BTW: I am in NO SENSE an artist. But I made this turkey on my own, in photoshop. :) I spent FAR too long on it, too. ;)