I never said I would be able to keep up the daily pace. I said I'd try. Obviously, interstate travel and daily blogging don't mix. So I grant myself grace to play catch up on writing down my blessings.
#23 Extended family, those people who are related by marriage, bring joy and laughter. I'm thankful that my children married in to happy families.
#24 A safe trip from Phoenix to home. While there are always a few crazy drivers out there on the highways, people just want to travel from point A to point B safely. Stay in your own lane. Don't block traffic. Don't speed. I'm thankful that we arrived home in a record seven hours.
#25 I love walking in to my little cottage after traveling. Although I'm somewhat of a vagabond at heart, I love coming home. I need that grounding of 'a place of my own'. Sunday afternoons spent sitting with a cup of Earl Grey tea, a knitting project, a book, or a good movie is always a joy. Surrounded by the natural beauty of my neighborhood, I love tidying the garden, too.
I recognize that God's grace abounds in His care of my basic needs--food, water, and these days after traveling, the shelter of my home.