It stopped me in my tracks.
Did I remember to be thankful for Paul yesterday? Did I thank God for other members of my family? Did I thank Him for my good health? For protecting our country? For all of the blessings in my life?
What if I had somehow forgotten to thank Him for Cady, my granddaughter, and I awoke this morning to find she was suddenly missing from my life? Or if I had forgotten to be grateful for the food I ate, the clothes that kept me warm, the lovely things in my house that made it my home? What if I awoke to find myself – homeless or even worse, loveless?
What if I forgot to thank Him for the difficulties in my life that have lead me to brighter days?
The years my daughters and I struggled financially, that brought us closer and developed the strong bonds of love we have for one another now? If we hadn’t struggled, would Brennyn and Lauren have the work ethic they have today? Would they be as successful, yet resilient and strong?
If I hadn’t kissed all of the frogs along my way, would I have met and married my Prince Paul? Would I have appreciated the good man he is? Would I have been able to realize that we all have flaws but that a good, loving heart is hard to find?
I could go on forever,
thinking of how my life would be so different
if I woke up tomorrow with only what I remembered or took time to thank God for today.
As I lay me down to sleep each night
I pray that God
helps me to remember
Hugs and sticky kisses,