I love where I am. I love being in my home with my family, my cat, my blankets, and my coffee and tea stash. I love being near to my bedroom, a couple of steps away from a good nap. I love being able to go into my backyard and lay on the grass with my daughter while she squishes ladybugs. I love waking up in the morning and walking downstairs to see my husband drinking his coffee at our dining room table. I love how the sun shines into the kitchen a two o’clock in the afternoon and my kitty bathes in the sun spots on the linoleum. I love looking into my husbands eyes when he gets home from work. I love having a hot shower and rinsing off the day right before I head to bed to be with my best friend until the morning hours.
And the things that I take for granted but I know I love them are these things: being woken up by my daughter at seven o’clock in the morning, sharp. I love waiting for my husband to get comfortable before we watch a movie together. I love writing my to-do list on my white board and then feeling the satisfaction of wiping it off at the end of the day. I love getting packages, even if it means me answering the door in my pajamas and undone hair. I love reheating my coffee and taking the first sip, warming me up from the inside out. I love hearing my daughters little whimpers when she wakes up from her nap. I love walking into her bedroom and finding her waiting for me with her goofy little grin and her smiley eyes. I love getting phone calls. I love visiting with my brother. I love when my sister comes over to my house and immediately looks for cookies. I love watching my mom be goofy with her granddaughter. I love that I have a relationship with my family. I love when people open up to me.
I love looking for answers to questions and having to go to Jesus for it all. I love giving thanks to Jesus for the life He has given me. I love seeing this life in a new way because of Him. I love that I need Him and that I can’t love or live without Him. I love that I am a child of God. I love that I have a new name and a new identity. I love that I am sober. I love that I am happy and full of joy. I love that I do not live in fear or shame. Yes, I love where I am.
The things I love are obvious. And I love that they are obvious.