top of page
Post: Blog2_Post
  • Writer's pictureRyne

As I Held Him - Day 29 of the 30 Days of Thankfulness

My mind was racing as I rocked Elias in the chair tonight. I was thinking about some of the events of the day and I was thinking about writing this post for tonight. As Elias wrapped his arms tighter around my neck, it hit me. Slow down. Stay in the moment.

My mind then cleared. I took a few deep breaths. And we sang another song. Slower.

Elias leaned back and looked into my eyes and then put his head on my shoulder. While I sang the final words of the song I held him in my arms and prayed for him like I try to do every night.

As he lay there in my arms, I thought about how lucky I am to have him as a son. I thought about Linnea and how she is such a good sister to Elias. And all I wanted to do was to stay in the moment.

Over the last 29 days of writing for this series, I have learned so much about myself and developed my skill as a writer. But as a dad and a husband, I hope that I am becoming more thankful along the way.

I hope that these last four weeks have been enjoyable for you as well. My mission as a writer is to share my story while inspiring you to share your story as well because we all have a story to share.

While the month of November comes to a close tomorrow, so will the 30 Days of Thankfulness. But - I am excited to share with you again tomorrow - by sharing one of my favorite words!

See you all tomorrow!


If you liked today's post, maybe you'll like some of the other posts that I've previously written. Check them out on my homepage or see three of my favorites below. If today is your first day here, welcome! Feel free to follow me on any of the socials and reach out! I'd love to chat.

Instagram: @RyneJungling

Also, on the 4th of each month, I send out a monthly newsletter, “Lantern Row Newsletter”, click here to subscribe and get the December issue on December 4th.

Previous 30 Days of Thankfulness posts


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page