First, although I've numbered these, they're not necessarily in any particular order.
#1. The look on my grandkids faces when they realize it's "Nana" knocking on their door, followed by their shrill's of joy and laughter as I come in the door, and they drag me down to their level to plant numerous kisses on my face, and wrap their small arms around my neck!
#2. Taking daytime calls from my husband when he's working to hear him say, "I just called to say I love you!"
#3. When I crawl into bed each night and my husband reads out loud to me the next few chapters of whatever mystery or thriller we've chosen!
#4. Laying on the beach under the warm sun of whichever Carribean Island we've decided to visit this vacation!
#5. Still being able to wrap my arms around my almost 90 year old Father and saying, "I love you, Dad" as he hugs me back, and tells me the same. ❤
#6. Living with an intractable, excrutiatingly painful, Central, Sympathetic, Parasympathetic nerve condition, and still being able to wake up every morning and be truly GRATEFUL that I am alive!
#7. Having a husband who adores me, three children who would do anything for me, and five grandchildren who smother me with their giggles, hugs, kisses, and love, leaving me feeling as if I am the MOST Blessed woman in the world!!