Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, friends!  Every Thursday I share what I'm thankful for.  Sometimes it's a serious or big thing and sometimes it's a goofy or small thing.  I believe that no matter what is going on in our lives there is always something to be thankful for.  Always.   

Today I'm thankful for the gift of being a mom to Sean and Erin.  I've had a lot of jobs in my life and the most challenging yet rewarding job has been motherhood.  When they were growing up, there were days when I wished my name wasn't Mom, and I really wondered what I was thinking when I wanted kids!  Many days I felt like such a failure and just knew I had screwed them up for life.  But there were just as many days that my heart swelled with love and pride.  There were days when I couldn't believe how blessed I was to have these two and I just wanted to hold them close to me forever.  They are all grown up with their own lives and I'm so happy that my name is Mom, and having kids was one of the best decisions I've ever made!

I'm also thankful for
     *  The Melting Pot (chocolate fondue to die for!)
     *  modern technology
     *  German Riesling
     *  sunglasses
     *  the beauty of spring

What are you thankful for today?


  1. I'm thankful for being able to get up every day and exercise! And for my precious lovelies! And Tucker! And...LOL I love this idea of posting what you're thankful for every Thursday!

  2. love the idea os Thankful Thursdays! And thank you for sharing about motherhood. I have a 20 month old son, and was just thinking I was so thankful for his nearly 3 hour nap now!
    I'm also thankful my bestfriend from childhood is in town, and I get to see her in a bit, and catch up with "girl time" : )
    And amidst the chaos of moving, I'm thankful that I have been blessed with things to move.

  3. A lovely reminder to stop and think for a moment. Today, I am grateful for being able to read. :)

  4. What a nice post! I am also thankful for kids and grandkids, a new biking buddy, and pretty good health.

  5. This is a beautiful post, Annette, and motherhood perfectly stated!

  6. Lovely post!! And as a mommy myself - I totally get it! ;-)

    This week I'm thankful for the weekend which has arrived - it's been a long week at work. Teacher's out sick and trying to cover spots with not enough staff and I got bit!! Ouch! I love those little munchkins, but there are moments!

    I know by Monday morning I'll be all ready to go back. :-)

  7. I so want to go to a Melting Pot !!! I am grateful for CHEESE!!! lol


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