We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
At the beginning of the school year, I had a flurry of paperwork to fill out. I had to sign my name that yes, I’d read the syllabus. Yes, I knew what the grading scale was, how to get in touch with the teacher, what materials were needed.
It was all kind of a pain.
Then I came across another kind of form. It was a health history. I’ve filled out health histories for my children dozens of times; it was nothing new.
But something struck me.
I realized how really marvelous to fill out the forms, one each for Braeden and Emma. I answered no, no and no to disease after disease they don’t have. Yes, they’ve been immunized and yes, they have a doctor. (A doctor we love by the way.) What a blessing to have healthy children. What a blessing to have my eyes opened while I was filling out paperwork.
I have a lot to be thankful for.