One week from today we will be at the airport, checking in. There is still much to be done, but my list is slowly dwindling. Just a few moments ago, I finished sewing the binding on Sprout’s quilt–a project I started when we spent the fall in Saskatchewan almost a year and a half ago. We have fond memories of that place, our new friends there, and the beautiful scenery. It holds a very special place in our hearts.
So today, I’m reminded to be thankful of all the little things we love about life in Canada–things we won’t be able to experience for perhaps another two years or so, if things go as we plan. I’m thankful for:
140. apple cider
142. the crunch of fall leaves or winter snow
143. fall colours
144. deep snow
145. grass between my toes
147. being able to understand (mostly) everything I hear and read
149. organic produce
150. Thai food
151. family just a drive away
152. fast, unblocked internet
154. the right of way for pedestrians
157. real nature, close by
159. eBay (I know, how shallow of me)
When we left China in the summer of 2010, we never dreamt we would have such a long stay here, but through all the the months of wondering when we would go “home” again, these are blessings I’ve drawn around me and comforted myself with. They are nothing I can’t live without, but they were a reminder of how blessed I have been, even when it feels as though everything is not as it should be.