I’ll indulge with a repeat on my sixty days of gratitude.
Because she deserves it. And more.
I expressed my gratitude for my wife, Kathy, on her birthday a little over a month ago. At the time I said that if my items were in priority order she’d be “at the beginning and the end, and probably several stops along the way”.
Honestly, her presence in my life is part of what enables me to be so grateful for everything else.
She indulges me my hobbies, embraces, even encourages, my toys, waits patiently when I deploy, understands my desire to work, supports my efforts to help others, all while encouraging me and simultaneously having patience for all my faults, mistakes, and missteps.
I’m able to live the life I lead in large part because of her presence.
In that prior post I said that we often think of ourselves as having “grown up” together. We’re coming up on 40 years knowing each other and it’s very true that we seemed like such children back then. In a time when so many seem to grow apart, we’ve not only grown up, but we’ve grown together, maturing into the individuals we are today.
When you’re with someone for that long it’s difficult not to start to take things for granted. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, part of this exercise is avoid doing exactly that.
For all the many, many things I notice, and for all the things I probably do take for granted, for all the things I mention, and for all the many, many things I don’t but should….
I’m forever grateful that Kathy is in my life.