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Thankful Thursday 05/29/14

[Again, late with the posts but what are you going to do!?]

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I am thankful for strangers turning into acquaintances.
Acquaintances that turned into friends.
Friends who turned into family.

We have never had friends like we have friends now. We have never had friends who want to take our kiddos and spend time with them. We have never had friends who went above & beyond just because they loved us and wanted to.

This is a new concept for Mister and I.
We have also never lived close enough to family where they could watch them or take them if they wanted to whenever the grandparents wanted to. The closest is now with my mom & step dad. They live about an hour away (which is the closest we’ve lived to family in many years) but because of busy schedules on both sides, it’s been hard to get together as often as we would like.

When our friends say that they want to take our kiddos or even just 1 kiddo, I am always a bit hesitant. Not because I don’t trust the person or because I don’t want to share my kiddo but because I don’t want our friends to think it’s something they have to do or anything along those lines. I know they wouldn’t offer if they didn’t want to. Like I said, we have never had friends who wanted to take our kiddo and spend time with them or keep them overnight.

I hope I am explaining this the way that I want/feel & it comes across the way that I want it to.

I am so thankful for friends like this in our life. Not only does it give me & Mister a bit of a break but (most importantly) it’s building relationships with these special people with/for our kiddos. I know that they so enjoy their times with these people & look forward to their time with them. Even if it’s just playing at the park with them.

I didn’t have this growing up as a kiddo and am so thankful that my kiddos have this in theirs. I will never be able to express how thankful I am for these friends that have turned into family.

It may not take a village to raise a kiddo but it does take one to love a kiddo. I cannot be everything to my kiddos all the time & in the ways they need/want. Yes, I am their mother but sometimes they need someone else other than a parent.

If you have this kind of circle of friends & family in your life, please do not take them for granted! Not everyone is as fortunate to have this circle surround them with love. Tell these people who thankful you are that they are in your families life. Tell them you don’t take them for granted. Tell them they are irreplaceable. Love these people like they are family.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to these families that have filled something in our lives that I didn’t even know was missing. We love you very much and are so thankful for each & every one of you. Thank you for everything 🙂 ❤

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Wordless Wednesday & Thankful Thursday

I forgot to do this yesterday, so I figured that I would roll both posts into one!

Wordless Wednesday


My son went fishing for the first time this past Sunday to earn a belt loop in scouts 🙂

Thankful Thursday

I am so very thankful for my Mister! He works so hard to provide for all of us & be there for each of us when we need him. He can’t always do that, but it’s so comforting knowing that he wants to be there opposed to looking at it like a have to. I thank God for this man everyday & don’t know what I would do without him….nor would I like to find out!

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Thankful Thursday 08\25\11

  • My parents
  • My husband
  • Our church
  • My friends
  • Your prayers

I can’t think of anything else. There is so much to be thankful for & sometimes I just have a hard time putting it on ‘paper’ when it comes time to think of it. I think that this next week, I am going to write my ‘thanks’ as I think of them. That way when it comes time to do this next week, I won’t be drawing such a blank!

Keep it going & share your Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday 08\18\11

This week I am thankful for the following things:

*My husband giving me a few bucks to go buy a book
*My kids for putting up with being a hotel for so long
*My mother & step father for still helping out the hotel
*My husbands boss for giving him a job
*Our church that has been nothing but awesome since we walked through the doors
*Of course, God for being right by our side this whole time.

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Thankful Thursday 08\11\11

(I know this is way late, but I didn’t want to not post it just because I missed the actual day)

This week I was thankful for…..

*The nice & friendly staff at the hotel we are staying at
*A friend that I could talk about motherhood
*My husband for working as hard as he does
*My mother & step father for helping us out as much as they are
*Technology for allowing my kids to Skype with their grandparents
*Our church for being so helpful

The list could go on and on but this is what came to my mind for this past week!

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Thankful Thursday

I am sure that this has been around for awhile but I just saw this picture when I was looking for some thankful pictures today. I will be doing a ‘Thankful Thursday’ every week now. I hope that you will join me in this by either posting a comment to the post and\or posting your own thankful thursday on your blog!

PS-I know today isn’t Thursday…just wanted to post about it 🙂