Friday, November 30, 2012

What I'm Thankful For

So I missed posting most of the month, but that doesn't mean I don't have anything to be thankful for. 

I am thankful to be a stay at home mom. When the teenagers were little I worked so much, there were many, many times I would get off of work just in time to say goodnight to them and leave them to sleep at Nana's and Papa's. I missed firsts, I missed the sweetness of babies, I missed the bonding times. I am so thankful that I am here to watch them play together, to watch them grow, to hear their babblings. If I were working today I wouldn't have seen the boys chasing Lola around laughing hysterically, only for her to stop short, run up to Gavin, and give him kisses. 

I do miss using my mind, the social interaction, and working on projects that I get recognized for (sorry honey, but sometimes they get missed at home). But I wouldn't change it for the world. Having them run to me to kiss boo-boos, show off their latest stunt, talk to me in their own words. I am so glad that I don't have to go through crying when it's time to go to work, and crying when it's time to go home. I feel like I'm starting all over again, learning milestones and how to engage a toddler, and I am so blessed to be able to do it this time around!

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful for new beginnings

Each day, we wake up to new beginnings.  We have a God that welcomes us to Him each day, and gives us the opportunity to start fresh at any moment we choose.  He allows us to freely talk to Him in prayer and accepts us as we are at any given moment.  While in our relationships with others, sometimes stubbornness and selfishness may get in the way, God is there to listen and help us in anything we ask.  We have the opportunity to change our hearts and minds daily, in every aspect of our lives.  What you've done wrong yesterday, you have the chance to make right today.  I'm thankful for new beginnings, with my family, with my friends, with my life.  Won't you take this day as a new beginning?

Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm thankful for willing hearts

Starting my own business, I decided to network on Facebook.  I joined various groups of ladies in direct sales, and have "met" some wonderful people.  My husband and I have been working on a fundraiser, which hasn't been as successful as we had hoped.  Mentioning this to a select group, I have 10 different ladies who are willing to donate their time and commission for this fundraiser.  I really wasn't expecting anything, especially with the holidays coming up, but these women are cheerfully giving for this wonderful family!  I am so blessed to have fellowship with all these wonderful people and I hope and pray for more willing hearts to come and participate in any way.

And, yes, I will post details on the fundraiser in the near future!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Things to be thankful for

It is November, and it is time to be thankful, if not the rest of the year.  Will I keep this up every day in November?  I will try, my self-discipline is not what it should be, but that does not mean I am not thankful!

Today I am thankful for my boys' smiles!  It means they are healthy and happy!  While the older two have been pretty much healthy during their lives, my three babies are all miracles.  Aidan was 6 weeks premature and born by emergency c-section due to the cord being wrapped around his neck.  There were no issues, he came home after 5 days, but then later had reactions to his immunizations.  He had petit mal seizures and has been developmentally behind by about a year.  He is starting to catch up, since the spring he has gone from sitting in a bumbo to sitting on his own, crawling, and now slowly walking.  Gavin was 13 weeks premature, also born by emergency c-section when, after having my water broken for two weeks, both of his legs came out of my cervix!  We were new to the NICU and it was really hard adjusting to seeing our baby at 2lb 11oz, under billi lights and getting blood transfusions.  He is definetly a fighter, now almost 30lbs, eating anything he can get his hands on.  Isaac was born 12 weeks premature, and while we knew the ins and outs of the NICU, 3lbs 4oz is still hard to get used to.  And he took his sweet time in coming home, not wanting to learn how to eat from a bottle, but he is here, smiling and cooing, right on target.  

Their smiles are the most precious thing in the world to me.  All five boys have eyes that light up when they smile (they must get it from me), and they smile often, which I love.  

What are you thankful for today?