Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thankful Thursday

This week has really put things into perspective for me. One of my Rhody Blogger friends found out that her two year old daughter has leukemia. I can't even begin to fathom how she is feeling. This news has rocked her and her family to their core, and I'm devastated for them. Please send all your prayers, well wishes and positive thoughts to Melissa, little Belle, and their whole family!

This week I am extra thankful for:

~My children's health. I've been saying extra prayers of thanks for this as I tuck them in at night and give them a longer than usual hug.

~My blogging community. Seeing how my group of blogger friends rallied together in support of Melissa is heartwarming and amazing. And it's not only our group, but many others in the internet community. It shows that there is still goodness in others, and I hope that Melissa can find some small comfort in knowing that so many people are rooting for Belle during this tough time.

~The love that my children receive from so many others. We spent 4 days in NY visiting my in-laws and my children were thoroughly spoiled with Christmas presents, food and attention. I always remind them how blessed they are to have such a big group of family who love them.

~Snow! Stephanie has been waiting and waiting to play in the snow, and I was so bummed when were in NY during the first big storm of the year. But it's still cold enough for the snow to have stuck around, so we went out first thing yesterday morning. She had a blast.

~The New Year. I always look at January as a chance to start fresh. It's a clean slate, full of possibilities, and I hope to make 2013 my best year yet!

Please feel free to share what you're thankful for this week! As always, a big thanks to Joanna from Baby Gators Den for hosting Thankful Thursday! Link up below if you have a post to contribute too!


  1. So many great things to be thankful for on your list. :) Glad you had a great time in NY and that there was still snow here for Stephanie to enjoy when you got back!

  2. I'm glad Stephanie got to play in the snow. Can it go now? Please?

  3. I didn't know you went to NY- how awesome!!! So glad you enjoyed yourself. I am grateful for our group too!

  4. Love your list - especially number one. Its so easy to take that one for granted, as we now know ...

  5. Great list!! =) We LOVE the snow too! Kids have been sledding every day!

  6. Happy New Year! Cheers to good health and clean slates!

  7. Wonderful list, as always, health is always something to be grateful for-- thanks for the reminder. Happy New Year!

  8. Yay for snow that is sticking around! I just love this post every week. You can really find something to be thankful for everyday. Have a great weekend! :)


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