We started growing a tree today.
In the Living Room.
It’s our thankful tree. Each day we are going to write things on leaves for which we are thankful.
Next step is to write our thanks on them and put them on the tree every day until Thanksgiving.
I have much to be thankful for, but here is one I shared on Facebook and want to elaborate on here.
Today is one year since I unexpectedly became a stay-at-home mom when my job, for all intents and purposes, was eliminated. It was a welcome, albeit challenging, transition.
I didn’t know what to do with myself. And due to car issues, I was not only stay-at-home, I was ALWAYS stay-at-home.
Suddenly I was Patrices’ whole world. I changed the diapers, I decided how much tv she watched and what she ate. THAT PART? WAS AWESOME.
Slowly, all of it was awesome. A lot of the anxiety I had dealt with since Patrice was born, was gone or reduced. Life was so uncertain, but so much easier to bear.
It’s been a good year. Now am I not only home, but so our the girls as we have taken on homeschooling.
And it is beautiful, and for this I am so very thankful.
I think I should go add the first leaf.
The tree trunk is free hand, but the leaves are from a template at Live Craft Eat and can be found here.