26. One particular little girl who is asleep upstairs right now.
It has been a busy day, and my house is upside down, and you know what, I don't give a hoot, because there is a little girl in residence who has the most wonderful chuckle, and a grin from ear to ear, and her parents are here too, and I am more than delighted. Exhausted, yes, but there will be endless days later to rest.
She has been "cooking" and playing with the new dolly, and posting letters in the new toy with a letter chute, making tea with her tea set, and climbing onto chairs, watching TV, dancing, and exploring my computer. Everything breakable is crowding the tops of tall furniture, and for some reason, she adores a little book on the Night Sky. Ignoring the shelves of books just for her.
And I am about to serve dinner from the slow cooker, and retire to a chair for the rest of the evening. I am reluctant to sit yet, because once i do, I will never get up.
But I have so much to be thankful for right now, and my heart is overflowing.