A few weeks ago, I planned a pretty typical Thanksgiving post.
I was going to share pictures of our first homemade Thanksgiving at the new house, list out all the blessing this year has brought me. Type words that flew from a thankful heart.
But I can't write that post.
My entire world has shifted in the past few weeks.
Some of my blessings weren't what I thought they were. Our little family, that's had such a great year to those outside looking in, is facing some hurdles I didn't see coming. People I thought of as friends, were anything but. My brother died and I'm struggling with trying to find my feet in a world where there's a God that takes people like him.
And I know all the catchphrases that follow someone saying that. Really, I do. But it turns out when it's your heart that's broken, that all sounds like a whole lot of made up junk.
This year has been hard.
Gabe's surgery, our cross country move, my brother dying. It's a lot to fit into 10 months and I'm reeling from the resounding vibrations of it all.
What I'm thankful for today isn't the same list that I thought I'd be thankful for.
2) Each tomorrow being a new day
It's short and sweet and covers it all.