I am thankful

I am thankful for the joy and pride in my husband’s face when he spends time with his remarkable son, Charlie, and for Penny, Charlie’s wife’s, happiness these days.  And I am thankful for Robert and Grace, two of my grandchildren.

Charlie and Sherod at Julia’s Kitchen

I am thankful for seeing three generations together, and for a feisty lady who is not ready to let go yet.

Sherod, Charlie and Juanita

I am thankful for the beauty of this old river town, with it’s painful past and uncertain future.

I am thankful for our friends Marsha and Cosby.  They welcome me home

I am thankful for what has been, what is, and what is still left to unfold

And more than anything, I am thankful for the Light, that sometimes shines harsh and steady, insisting I let go of what keeps me from love, and is also gentle, and kind and shows me how extraordinarily beautiful and good my life truly is.

Furniss Avenue, Selma Alabama
November 21, 2012

I am thankful.

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