Perfect happiness. I experienced it tonight. I was standing at the sink, finishing up the dishes and I looked across the room at the fire in the fireplace, the Christmas tree all lit up beside it, had another sip of my decaf chocolate coffee and realized that I have it all. I have everything I ever wanted. I have a wonderful husband who I adore and I know the feeling is mutual. I have three darling children, who at the time are watching Veggie Tales, so it's easy to be thankful for them. I am thankful for them all the time, but some times it's easier than others. I have a warm, comfortable house, which is even cozier on a night like tonight when fog is at the door, causing us to have to cancel plans to spend the evening with our friends from church. I have a wonderful church where God's word is faithfully, boldly and unapologetically preached. I have the dearest of friends, who I would do anything for and I know they would do the same for me. I have parents who are healthy and still married. I have really awesome parents-in-law, too, as well as a fine assortment of sisters and brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. What else could a person need? Of course, I could always use a new pair of shoes, or another sweater. Who couldn't? But right now, this evening I have it all.
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