I'm very fittingly celebrating today with my second Thankful Thursdays post (simple pictures from my week of things I'm grateful for). I'm new to this practice and finding things all around me to be genuinely thankful for.
First, I am so, so thankful for the art space our family has created. It's given me a lot of breathing room over the past few months and has allowed me to start introducing our children to a variety of art supplies, which they love. I'm thankful I get to be the one here, learning and exploring and growing with them.
I'm grateful for nature and the beauty I can find just looking out my front window.
This picture captures so many of the things I've found myself thankful for this week (although I did cheat & steal the picture from a previous week)...amongst them, libraries, which I constantly frequent these days, my children's senses of humor and their laughter, and the amazing feeling of their warm bodies snuggled up against mine while we read before nap time.
Etsy has truly been a gift to our family. I am so grateful for my business and the platform that Etsy gives me to be able to stay at home with my children and also help provide for our family.
Last but not least, I'm so thankful that I had the chance to get to know my brother's girlfriend, Loryn, before her passing this summer. Although there will always be regrets and intense sadness because of her loss, I am so grateful for the months we got to work together, the dinners we shared and the beauty she brought into this world. This morning we started our Thanksgiving off by honoring her life in a family 5K. This was the sunset we drove into on our way to the race.
News coverage on the Loryn Cassady Memorial 5K: