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Thankful Thursday



I just want to say that all of my Thankful Thursday posts are blogged and posted on same day.  No scheduled Thankful Thursday because I never know what else is going to happen that I will be thankful for.  So, with that said as I'm typing this I'm enjoying a nice brunch of grits and bacon with Moo curled up next me on the couch and JJ is munching on some Kix in high chair.  And I just feel utterly blessed.  I'm thankful for this quiet moments where the kids aren't running around but we're just all kind of hanging out together in a calm state.

It's in these moments that I can sit back and sneak peeks at them without them knowing.  For example, I've been watching JJ's facial features change as he watches Bubble Guppies.  He'll smile at certain things or his brows will knit together during other scenes like he's deep in thought.  I wish I could freeze these moments and replay them a thousand times because the kids are growing so fast on me.

I'm thankful that Moo is being more patient with her brother.  Now that he's mobile he's able to get into her stuff or swipe her toys when she's playing quietly by herself.  She's good at not hitting back when he pulls her hair or tries to bite her because she stands her ground not letting go of her Barbie.

I'm thankful that we were able to celebrate the Mr's birthday this week.  The day started off rocky and threatened to go further but at the end it all worked out.  Sometimes you have to pick your battles.  You have to keep a fresh perspective on what's really important in life.

I'm thankful for all the opportunities coming my way.  I feel like I'm finally arriving as a blogger, writer and yes journalist.  It feels good too.  I love that despite the fact I don't have x amount of readers or Twitter followers other brands are reaching out to work with me because they've been reading my blog and can hear my passion.  And I think that passion is more important than numbers any day!

With this being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am especially thankful to report that I heard that my best friend's mom is officially breast cancer free!!  Talk about a blessing.  This was her third battle with the disease and doctors are positive that they got it all and she's now on the road to recovery and getting weaned off her treatments and medications.  I was so happy to hear that news because I've been praying for her for almost a year and my friend is already going through so much other stuff.  

This is a weight lifted off her shoulders for sure.  It's hard seeing your loved ones suffer and now they can rejoice.  So, when you think you have it bad just remember there are people who have it worst.

What do you have to be thankful for this week?

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  1. I feel you on that one -- I always have these moments where I wish I could freeze time in order for me to "hold on" to them. So precious, isn't it?

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    1. Yes, those moments are very precious. Thank goodness for cameras though.

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  2. Yeah for passion and content in blogs! And aren't the quiet moments just awesome! Because that's when the magic happens I think!

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    1. Hooray for content and passion indeed. You can't really have one without the other when it comes to blogging. And quiet moments are very awesome!

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  3. Nice post & yes, we must learn to pick our battles. I'm thankful for..(really picking my brain b/c I'm having a hard day) my cousin who answers my calls when I need a vent session and gives great advice. :)

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    1. It's always wonderful to have that one person you can vent openly to. That is truly priceless.

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  4. Yay for your friend's mom being cancer free. That is big.

    And yep, those people do grow up way too fast. I just took the boy to get a driver's license. Part of me feels like I just brought him home from the hospital.

    Beautiful post.

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    1. I don't even want to think about Moo or JJ being old enough to get a license or permit. I think I'd be an emotional mess because I'm super sentimental. Why do they have to grow up so fast though?

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