I’m looking forward to putting 2016 in an attic box, out of sight and out of mind. Of course, that reminds me of what a pastor used to say: You might prefer the cards you have already been dealt. Uh-uh. Not this year. I’ve never been good at cards and this has felt like a losing hand. I know it’s not, but I’m stumbling. What I need is a good snowfall. Or more chocolate, which my dearest teaching widower just plopped into my hand.
The antidote to this malaise is gratitude. So thanks, dear Miss Emily, for your Three Things Thursday challenge. Here goes. First, our son and his wife bought me something amazing for Christmas. It just arrived and wow, I am loving it!
Yep, it’s the iPad Air 2 (I added a Zagg shield and Incipio case). I am still pushing down guilty feelings because this is such an extravagance. Ooh la la! Now I am creating courses for Tiny Tap! I’ve wanted to do that for so long, but needed an iOS. This iPad is a gift that keeps on giving!
I’m thankful for the thousands of answered prayers this past year. And the millions of unanswered prayers, because only God knows what’s good for me and others.
I also thankful for the precious kiddos I teach and their amazing families. These kids work sooooo hard, face heartbreaking challenges, and inspire me to press on. Their parents/guardians are incredible. They invite me into their hearts and homes, enriching my life beyond measure.
Let’s hear it for 2017! Snow, chocolate, and teaching, not necessarily in that order.