I live in Portland, so I'm no stranger to rain. But we had a dry summer and an absolutely gorgeous beginning to fall. And now it's raining, which I find depressing. But today, I've decided to be thankful for rain, because without the cold rainy days I wouldn't be able to enjoy the beautiful sunny days as much.
We've lived in the same house for eight years - the longest I've lived anywhere since I was 13. Over the years we've made connections and grown friendships with people in our neighborhood, a group of people who I have come to think of as my village. I blogged about them two and a half years ago, and I still love them all just as much now, possibly more. Tonight each of the girls had somewhere different to be, all at the same time, and I relied on friends to help make sure everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there. I love being a part of this village, and I'm so thankful I have them.
What are you thankful for today?