Charlotte is exploring everything, finding the TINIEST things on everyone's floor, and making totally adorable and unacceptable pout faces when she doesn't get to eat those tiny things. She's been sleeping all the way through the night again lately, which can also be added to the list of things I'm thankful for, right near other shallow things like hand-me-down high heels, double blankets on our bed, and thrifted Christmas gifts. On a less shallow note, my husband gets up early every day and goes and works his tail off in the freezing cold, and then spends most of his afternoons or evenings helping someone else with a ministry or a project, while still making time to tickle our baby on the nursery floor and love me hard. I'm thankful for him. We're thankful to have a real-live baby this year on Thanksgiving. I've been pregnant twice on Thanksgiving, and getting to have a breathing, giggling, crawling, exploring babe is all the gifts from God. We have a church family that loves people. and so many Aunt and Uncles and Grandparents around to love our baby and pray for us.
God has been good to us. He has met every need we've ever had. He has loved us unconditionally. He has comforted us in sorrow. He has given us hope.