(Monday: Hershey Gardens)
Oh, how I have been working on developing a grateful heart... not that I am not grateful, but for it to be my first thought, to be thankful in ALL things, to see God in the moment. I have been working on that with my counting of 1000 Gifts with Ann Voskamp... come back Monday for a more detailed GRATEFUL post. I have been discouraged and today I was avoiding this post like the plague because I was not feeling very grateful... mostly feeling the post vacation blues.
(Tuesday: Hershey Park)
But I am GRATEFUL, grateful for family vacations... even if they aren't restful, even if I have 1200 pictures to go through, grateful BECAUSE I have 1200 pictures to go through. Grateful that my kids will remember the good memories... not the whining and complaining, the hour wait to get out of Hershey's parking lot, my 3YO PEEING on me while touring Gettysburg.
Oh but I am thankful, GRATEFUL for the constant laughter, the excitement of children, chocolate at Hershey Park, the time my kids shared and got along, their sweet faces sleeping in exhaustion, riding a roller coaster with my hubby... so exhilarating! Grateful for the grandparents coming along, grateful for memories, fun, safety... and grateful for returning back home again!
(Thursday: Lancaster County)
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