Thankful Thursday - YUMMommy

Thankful Thursday

"Our prayers may be awkward.  Our attempts may be feeble.  But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference."

~Max Lucado

Can you believe it's already Thankful Thursday again?!  Now that we have an official start date for Moo's new school, it seems like the rest of Summer Break is flying by.  I'm grateful that Moo is excited about being at a new school.  At first she wasn't thrilled with the idea that she would be a different school than some of her friends from kindergarten, but after a lot of talking and praying she's finally at ease about it.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to be of service to some of my friends and family members.  Growing up in a large family, there was always something to help out with from babysitting to helping my younger siblings tie their shoes.  So, now as an adult being giving comes easy for me.  My husband would say that sometimes I'm too giving/helpful, but it honestly makes me feel great to be a blessing to someone else when I can.

Lastly, I'm thankful for the mommy-daughter time spent in the kitchen with Moo.  Being the mom to a child with Autism is tough.  While I try to divide my attention and affections equally between Moo and JJ, I'm going to be honest and say that JJ generally gets a good chunk more of both.  Moo let me know that she needed a little more time with having me all to herself.  So this week she joined me in the kitchen and we experimented with a meatball recipe and she had a blast.

We got to talk about girl stuff and what other things she would like to do for future mommy-daughter activities.  Her confession of feeling left out was definitely an eye opener and I'm glad that she was able to come to me.  Our jobs as parents is to always make our children feel comfortable having open and honest dialogue with us even if sometimes they need to let us know that we're failing or neglecting something!

What are you grateful for this week?

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