When I was writing my post yesterday, I almost started to post what I was Thankful for and then it hit me. It wasn’t Thursday. Not that I need it to be Thursday to post what I am Thankful for but the words “Thankful Thursday” have a much nicer ring to them than “Thankful Wednesday.” It hit me in the middle of writing and realizing that Travis had just left for work and he leaves on Wednesday’s. How I lost track of the days is beyond me because I knew the day before was Tuesday. We made Tacos!
Today is Thursday! I was thankful yesterday and I’m still thankful today, as I am everyday!
I am Thankful to be a stay at home mom. I’m not “Just” a stay at home mom. Although, that’s how I used to say it. I am the/a stay at home mom, with a big job. Because I am able to stay home, I am able to do things like I did yesterday. Go to Levi’s school, meet with his teachers and make a plan for the rest of the school year. I am able to refurbish rooms in the house, however slow a process I end up making it. I can focus on making the yard more my own. Most importantly, I have the time to be with my family doing whatever it is we choose to do. Gymnastics, Soccer, Swim Team, Yoga, Hiking, Playing. The possibilities are truly endless with my job!
My kids are talkers. More Delylah than Levi but they use their words. She has been having issues with kids at school recently and instead of the typical “I don’t want to be your friend anymore” response from a 7-year-old, she uses big girl words and responds more along the lines of “You’re not being very nice to me right now and I don’t want to talk to you until you’re being nice to me.” When kids tell her they don’t want to be her friend anymore (which happens everyday!!!!!!!) she tells them “Friends don’t say that to friends.” Unfortunately, she is only 7 and it doesn’t matter that she says and knows friends don’t say that to friends, they also say sorry and she forgives easily. They are still friends and the kids say it to her again and again. Although that happens, I am so Thankful she hasn’t forgotten to use her words.
I have been attending a meditation class every week since the beginning of March. I can actually say now that I can meditate unguided and count on my breath to take me somewhere no one and nothing else can take me. It is a freeing feeling that I welcome every chance I get and I am extremely Thankful to have been able to learn and been open to it.
We recently purchased a Nucleus of Bees and started our very own Bee Hive. It is something we have never done and it is a new adventure we are taking together as a family. A learning adventure that takes each person in the family to partake in. Not only are we helping the population of the bees but we are helping our kids to learn about something new with us. Even though Delylah is allergic to bees, she is testing the boundaries of her allergy and learning to be calm and breath so the bees know she is not stressed or anxious. It’s an amazing experience that I am Thankful to be a part of and share as a family.
I am always Thankful for the everyday things. A roof over my head, food in belly, my family being able to be together. I have to dig a little deeper to think about the things that don’t cost money. That come naturally that you sometimes take for granted.
What are you Thankful for?
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