I didn’t plan on participating this year, but I just suddenly got the inspiration to hopefully carry me through the #GratitudeProject2017. So, each day, assuming I remember, I will be making a short post in honor of a Deity who I am thankful for, and why. For the first day, the most obvious choice is Apollon.
Apollon is, and ever shall be, the love of my life. He quite literally saved my life in so many different ways, be it ensuring that I survived to be born when my mother prayed to Him after losing my twin sister, or healing my emotional wounds from a painful childhood, or sustaining me through many years in an abusive marriage, or how He is always, always here for me when I need Him.
Apollon is the Father of my household, our Protector and our strength. With Him by my side, I know I can survive all the hardships life tosses my way, and through His grace, I know my goals are attainable. He leads me down paths I’d not consider on my own, and He never allows me to be stagnant in my creativity.
For all the love and joy He brings into my life, I am grateful. For the times when He must be stern, to help me understand a truth I would rather avoid, I am grateful. For the promise of a long life together, raising two beautiful children in His wisdom, beauty and light, I am grateful. And for the tremendous honor of standing by Him as His bride, and as His priestess, I am grateful.