Thankful Thursday (on Friday)

Resilient:
adjective (of person) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions

Tuesday morning, like 7,099 other homes in Newport County, Rhode Island, we woke up to a house with no heat. The thermostat in our living room read 28 degrees. It was 7 degrees outside with a “feels like” of negative 17. Gas service had been turned off because of a malfunction that could lead to a catastrophe. A state of emergency was declared by the governor and the National Guard were walking the streets telling folks it wasn’t safe to stay in our homes. And here we are – Friday morning – living in our second hotel room with no real end in sight.

Tired, stressed and annoyed but so thankful I have two little reminders of what resiliency looks like. When all else fails Mom, just wear your coat 24/7, like Viv (just in case the heat goes out here too) and enjoy another show, like Reed. To them, it’s a fun adventure…so for a moment I allow it to be for me as well.

-Mary Kennerly, Founder + Former Intended Mother