Earlier this morning I dropped my wife off at the airport. She was heading to Colorado to celebrate her mother’s 70th birthday. I am so thankful that she has the opportunity to be there! Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the trip together. Kira took the baby with her, and I stayed home with our oldest son. As amazing as it would be for all of us to celebrate together, this trip allows Kira to be present with her mom. They were able to make a little space to just be mother and daughter. They can shop, laugh, and chase the baby around… J
I also have an opportunity to spend some time with my oldest son. This might seem strange, because I get to see this little guy every day. However, when my wife is out of town, I become the person who goes grocery shopping with him. I take him to the park. I cook him dinner. Normally, Kira winds up doing a ton of these activities while I am at work or running other errands. It is kind of nice to spend some one on one time with him. I am always surprised how much fun I have when we work on art projects together, wrestle like crazy people, or listening to baby shark on repeat!
In the month of November, we celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. Today, I am so thankful for all my family, friends, and relatives. I am grateful for my church and the people who have surrounded me with love. I hope you can all spend a little extra time today cherishing the people around you. I hope you can all find a little extra space to really open your heart to the people you love.