Thankful Thursday And A Happy New Year - YUMMommy

Thankful Thursday And A Happy New Year

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."



Happy New Year and first Thankful Thursday of 2015!  I, for one, entered into this year giving God thanks for all of the blessings He bestowed upon me and my loved ones in 2014.  Sure there were some rocky moments and some hills we had to climb, but as the gospel song goes "I won't complain."  I'm so very grateful to have made it to see 2015 with all of my family and friends.

So, apparently the rules for popping fireworks here have changed and I'm super excited because this New Year's Eve we will be getting some.  Yes, I'm planning way ahead, but it'll be the kids first experience actually popping them.  I can't wait to see how JJ will do.  He'll be four and should enjoy it.  My neighbors must have bought several fireworks stores because they starting popping them at 7 PM yesterday and didn't stop until well after midnight.  I'm grateful though because they put on a great show for the rest of us.

I'm grateful that I'm feeling better.  Beyond glad that this flu is going away.  I saw on the news the CDC said we're having one of the worst flu epidemics in US that they've seen in years.  I will must stock back up on my hand sanitizer for the car and my purse.  Also, thankful the kids are better as well.  I think they had common colds and not the flu though.

2014 ended with great news for my family on my mom's side.  One of my older cousins (she's also a blogger) got married and announced her pregnancy!  I'm so happy for her because she had a year  that was a bit rough.  She deserves this happiness.  I'm hoping we'll have another family reunion soon because we live so far from my mom's family and don't get to see them as often as I would like.

I'm giving thanks that we finally got a small, glass dining room table.  It was a gift from my mom (Thanks Mommy!), and we scored it at one of our local Goodwills.  It was in perfect condition except for one of the chairs missing two screws on the back, but we handled that.  She also reorganized the kids' room and finally made some sense of their jungle of toys.

JJ is working hard to use phrases now when he communicates with us!  That's a huge improvement.  He doesn't do it all the time, but we're getting there.  He's finally able to say almost everyone's name and I'm super excited.  He said my baby sister's name for the first time this week while she was here and it almost moved her to tears.  I'm feeling confident that he'll be speaking a lot clearer by end by his fourth birthday.

Well, I hope that your 2015 got off to a great start.  I pray that this year brings you an abundance of love, happiness and success.


What are you giving thanks for this New Year's?


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8 comments

  1. Wow, you have so much to be thankful for this year. I'm celebrating with and for you. I'm thankful for the moves we're about to make. I'm grateful that it means stretching our faith and leaning on God.

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    1. It's always good to stretch and grow in our faith in God. I'm sure that He has great things waiting for you and your family. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I'm so glad that you had a great year. I hope everyone will start to feel better soon. I didn't realize the flu was so bad. I have seen a few statuses about people being sick on my FB but I usually hear about people being sick this time of year so I didn't think much of it. I hope it gets better. Being sick is the worst! Yay for the new table. And I'm happy for your cousin too. Marriage and babies are such beautiful things. :)

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    1. Yes, the flu is out of control this year. Thankfully, we are all feeling better now!

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  3. Yaaah for good news in 2015...that's always exciting!' And great that JJ Iis coming along with his speech and language development...we serve a faithful God!!

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    1. Yes, we do! He never forsakes us and He's always on time. Looking forward to celebrating more good news we continue throughout 2015.

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  4. I'm late but you have so much to be thankful for!! Happy New year!

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    1. Agreed! I am definitely humbled by all of the blessings that have bestowed upon myself and my loved ones. Happy New Year!

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