Category Archives: 30 days of Thanks

30 days of thanks: day 9

Thankful that my children are making friends with such sweet, well-behaved, smart and funny kids.

I know there will be plenty of bumps along the way for them as they grow, and I am so glad they have been able to seek out on their own friends that share the same interests and values that they have to learn and grow with.

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30 days of thanks: day 8

I’m thankful for my husband. I really don’t know how I ended up being lucky enough to build a life with such a generous & caring guy. My girls could not ask for a better dad to lead by example and show them the love, respect, and care that they need to expect from the future men in their lives. Plus, who could be more fun than their dad!?!?- that’s a game I will never win at 🙂

He’s always willing to help friends or family, and no project is ever too big for him to jump in and tackle ( despite my sometimes dire warnings that perhaps he SHOULDN’T try to tackle it- but if he listened we would never be nearly this far with home renovations and repairs!).

When things get rough, he pushes through- constantly reminding me that there is a bright side ahead and that we will get there. His faith is great and inspires mine to grow. His love for his children literally just shines out of him.

I am thankful everyday for the chance to see yet another page in the life story that I get to write with this guy.


30 days of thanks: day 7

Date night. Kids are away. The house is ours.
If you are a parent I really need say no more- this is something to be thankful for.


30 days of thanks: day 6

Today I am most thankful for close calls that go your way. Phew!

Got a call at work today from the school – my daughter knocked her head “really hard” and maybe I should come early for her… Those are the times when I really sincerely dislike the 30 minute commute from my office to their school.

Thankfully, it’s not a concussion and while she’ll be very sore tomorrow, she’s ok- and today I am thankful for that.


30 days of thanks: day 5

I suppose this one is a given: today is an Election Day and I am thankful for the blessings of life in a democratic country. I am thankful for my freedom. I am thankful for my voice in our democratic process.


30 days of thanks: day 4

I am so thankful for my parents. Two truly caring and giving people who are constant reminders to me of the sort of parent I want to be when I grow up ( in case that growing up thing ever actually happens to me).

I can only hope that I can live up to their examples for my own children throughout their lives.


30 days of thanks: day 3

Today I am thankful for Sunday afternoons spent with good food and family.

We are so lucky to live close to both my and my husband’s parents and siblings- we are able to see everyone frequently and the extended family plays a large part in the daily lives of our kids.

Sundays are often spent in each other’s homes- sharing meals and stories from the week, keeping in touch. I think we are pretty blessed to have this Sunday routine to experience with our girls.


30 days of thanks: day 2

Today I am thankful for new friends.

In the years after college, moving through various jobs and towns, getting married and starting a family, making friends can really fall to the bottom of the priorities list… It’s hard enough staying in touch with the old ones as your lives so dramatically evolve. As a mom, you work hard to schedule those play groups and encourage the kids to make friends, and suddenly discover that as an adult that task can be pretty intimidating!

I have been truly blessed in the last year or so to have met some of the kindest, most sincere people in our little town- and thank my lucky stars for the new friendships that have developed in my life – for myself and my family. The support, laughter, and even just help with the little things and quick favors that have come my way through these new friendships have brightened so many days.


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