November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving - Days 6, 7, & 8

She was a blur this weekend. My girl flitted in and out of the house, barely stopping long enough to eat and sleep. When she is home I often find myself staring her in the eye and wondering who this stranger is, the one who doesn't have to look up to me and who borrows my shoes. Even though I hardly recognize her these days, our home feels empty without her.

Still, I am thankful.

Thankful that she could spend a night with my parents and make memories with my dad.

Thankful that she could spend an afternoon and night with a friend who recently lost her dad.

Thankful that she was eager to go to church last night and spend time with the youth group.

All good things, true blessings.  But I'll be thankful when she decides to spend some time at home again, too.


Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
I am visiting your blog for the first time.I can relate to your thankfulness when children are home more. My children our grown and I cherish my memories when they were young. I am so Thankful to my Lord for choosing me to be their mom for Him ! And so Thankful He watches over them ! :)

Lisa notes... said...

I know the feeling. When my daughter comes home to "visit" from college, it's hard not to be want all her time to be spent with us in our house. But we have to share... And yes, all good things.