Gratitude Challenge Week 36

The gratitude challenge for today is to find something I’m grateful for about my home.

Super easy!

I love my home – not so much because of the foundation and walls and roof on it (although those are all great!). To me, that’s a house.

And I do love my house. It’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We have beautiful new windows to look outside and enjoy the sight of apples ripening on the tree or an adorable puppy playing next door or horses blatantly ignoring me in the back pasture. When we walk inside our house after being gone, a feeling of comfort and relief often floods over me to be back in the place where we live. I truly do love our house – even if the yard doesn’t look like I want it to and it still needs some trim painted outside.

A home… well, that’s where my heart resides and it hangs out in a pretty great place with Captain Cavedweller.

I’ll try to rein in my sappiness this morning, but I am truly blessed to be married to such a warm, caring, supportive man who encourages me to chase down my dreams and reminds me what really matters in life. Truthfully, I’m “home” whenever I’m with him, regardless of where we might be.

And before I tamp down all my sappiness today, I have to say thank you to all my wonderful friends and family for their incredible outpouring of love and support last week.

2015 Reader's Favorite Award CrumpetsIt came as a big surprise to me to find out I’d won a Silver Medal in the Romance – Christian category in the Readers’ Favorite 2015 book contest.

Admittedly, this isn’t a big award, but it’s important to me because it’s my first writing award. Excited, I posted the news on Facebook and the next thing I knew, my mascara was running from all the wonderful, kind words you shared.

In case I haven’t mentioned it before – I appreciate you so, so much and can’t thank you enough for your ongoing encouragement and support. It means the world to me.

Many thanks to you all.


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