Next week I´ll be 45... and is not easier said than done! 45.... oh my! so here I am, thinking... rejoicing about the things I am grateful for! Being almost 45 is one of those things... I am thankful for life, for breathing, for swallowing, for seeing the sun everyday, for being able to speak, to walk, to sleep, to hear and dance to a happy song, for being able to cry, for being able to feel! I am thankful for having food on my table, for having a car, for having a place to call home. I am sure there are a million things we don´t acknowledge in our everyday lives that we should be grateful for, and humbled by...
Beyond these million little things, there are the small things that make me happy everyday, the things that I thank God everyday in my life... and the huge things like my three girls... without them life wouldn´t even be life. And if I were to make a quick list of the things I am grateful for now-a-days I would start with little presents like these pair of black eyes staring up at me, that just make me look up at the sky and say Thank You dear God!
The sound of Emi´s flamenco shoes on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, her voice always in tune and ready to sing, and her always constant attention to every little detail in the house makes me a very grateful mom!
Seeing Ale bloom from the happiest little girl you could ever see, into my first teenager, always happy and willing to make you smile, is another big reason to be super thankful!
I am thankful because through the good and the bad, we still kiss and close our eyes...
I am happy for the wrinkles that I am starting to see, because they remind me that I am alive, and that I have laughed more than I have cried
... the afternoons we spend at the park while Ale is training, how they enjoy a pan dulce, or how baking a cake beats about any other plan! I am thankful for our bed full of kids even when we want some time for ourselves.. I am also happy for Sunday morning pancakes, even though I often have to make arepas for the non-loving pancake people in our family!
I love driving Ari home from school and hearing her ask for her popon and her pañito (paci and blanky) and looking back and seeing her fall asleep in a matter of seconds...
I am thankful for our Christmas tree, how it makes me feel, how the house smells during Christmas!
I am thankful for this blog and the people whom I have ¨met¨ along the way... thank you for sharing your lives, for teaching me at times, for making me laugh or cry, for making me appreciate life in all its forms!
We don´t celebrate thanksgiving here in Venezuela, but who needs a holiday to be thankful, right? Happy thanksgiving to all, may your house be full of love, peace and joy!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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