Thursday, November 25, 2010

Moment of Reflection

Last night there was an unexpected death on my husband's side of the family. It is always hard for me when Tom is hurting and last night was no exception. As I sat with him and other members of his family discussing the life of his incredible great-grandmother, I realized what a blessing family can be. The stories about his great-grandmother were testaments of her faith, her love of family, and her willingness to help those in need.

Loss causes you to take a moment and reflect on your life and I am doing just that. Today is Thanksgiving and I will be sure to thank those that I love, squeeze them tight, and also tell them that I love them. My list of what I'm thankful for is simple but I would like to share it with you.

I am THANKFUL for:
  • Hearing the Princess call me "Mom"
  • Hearing the Princess laugh - the sound is like music to my ears
  • Every day of health that the Princess has been blessed with
  • The ability to fight with Tom one moment and cuddle with him on the couch the next
  • Every day that Tom is able to come home from work to the Princess & I unharmed and in one piece!
  • Love
  • Family who stand by you no matter what they think of you & the decisions you make
  • My body & health
  • True friends
  • Tom's mom creating the phrase "What the $hit?!?!" - sometimes it's the perfect thing to say! :)

I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family and/or friends! Remember to give GENUINE thanks for all that you have received!


  1. Thankful to be your co-worker and friend.

    Enjoy your day with your family, Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. so sorry to hear about the loss!!!
    prayers for you and your family!!!

    do try to have a wonderful thanksgiving reflecting on life,love and happiness!!!!


  3. I am just now getting caught up. Please give Tom a huge hug from me. I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. (Yes, I said y'alls.) Love ya, chickie!