A few weeks ago on Sunday morning before church, Ina and I were taking a shower.
I had just washed her hair and was holding her under the water.
She seemed so big and brave, letting the water stream over her head. She looked so cute with a few soap bubbles sitting on her eyebrows. Her big blue eyes were framed by wet, dark eyelashes.
Looking at her I was overwhelmed with how thankful I was for her. So I closed my eyes and and thanked God for this amazing gift He has given me. It wasn't a simple thank you. I tried with all my might to send a thank-you-wave (similar to a microwave or radio wave).
Then I prayed for guidance on raising her, on following the right path, on giving her everything she deserves.
A few seconds later, when I opened my eyes, Ina was staring at me, with a loving / questioning look in her eyes. Then she leaned forward, and kissed me right on the lips.
Previously, after a lot of begging, Ina has let me kiss her before, but this was the first time she kissed me, initiating it herself.
I honestly cannot think of a sweeter moment in my entire life.
Now she offers kisses a little more frequently, but they are mostly to her dolls and stuffed animals.
(That puppy doesn't know how lucky he is).
So, today I am thankful for Ina kisses.
What are you thankful for?