This is personal tonight. This is just me & the thoughts rattling around in my head. I am embarrassed even to be writing this but I’m hoping by expressing my feelings it will help to alleviate some of the mounting tension within…

I miss my normal… I miss my house. I miss my bed. I miss my pillow. I miss my sheets. I miss waking up next to my husband. I miss drinking coffee in the morning. I miss eating at a table. I miss drinking cold water. I miss my usual energy level. I miss my usual drive. I miss my usual strength. I miss my usual cheerfulness.

However…

I am thankful for my life. I am thankful for the food on my plate. I am thankful for the charcoal that cooks my food. I am thankful for the plastic over my head when it rains. I am thankful for the carpet I sleep on. I am thankful for the laughter of the kids. I am thankful for their unconditional love and their endless supply of joy. I am thankful for my husband’s wisdom and faith. I am thankful for the neighbors that have banded together. I am thankful for the love and support of my friends & family back in Canada. I am thankful for the laughter of the kids. I am thankful to know this life is just temporary. I am thankful to know my Lord has already prepared a place in His Kingdom for me… one that has a very comfortable bed ☺