The Watchman

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Month of Gratitude - November 5

My dear friend Michelle Ennis posted this on Facebook today: Any reason to celebrate life is a good excuse for a party.

When my girls came home from school, I sat and listened to them as they went outside to play with the dogs.  They were laughing, the dogs were barking and there was the sound of squeaking toys.  For homework, Lela practiced her violin while Jon played his guitar and Emily recited the story she will be telling today in the storytelling festival.  Later tonight, after dinner and showers and bedtime preparation, we all gathered in my bedroom (thank goodness for a kingsize bed) and watched Castle just as we do every Monday night.

How grateful I am for the simple things that make our house a home.  We had a lot to celebrate today.


  1. I don't think there are many things more precious than spending time with family conversing/watching TV in bed. Those quiet days are wonderful. Happy Tuesday :)

    1. It is ironic how the most meaningful things are the simple things and so often taken for granted. Looking at my family, I can see who is missing and know we wouldn't all fit in one bed anymore. These times have become even more special.