The Thankfuls

My friend Jaymee ( I think I’ve mentioned her) before, had a great post on her blog the other day.  This girl sees beauty in the most ordinary places.  She took a picture of someones wall hanging, and it said “Be Thankful.”  So after I read her post, I compiled a list of things that I am thankful for.  Then last night as I was checking my facebook, I ran across a link to a blog called: The Matthews Story, I clicked on the link, and this family’s story just took my heart and gave it a good thumping.  I HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR.


Yesterday was one of those days where I questioned my decision to become a mother, and when I ran across that blog I immediately felt guilty for the frustrations and lack of patience I had with my boys yesterday.  So here is my list, and I am going to work on my heart and attitude, because as you know, life can change in a breath.


My healthy thriving sons, their antics and energy, the uncanny knack that they have for embarrassing their mom in public places.  For example:  Mercer yelling through Walmart, “Mom I have to POOOOP.”  The snuggles that I get from them, especially my Coop-Man, because I know the days of him loving his mama are coming to an end.

My hardworking husband, he diligently gives to our family without complaint.  Loves me and his kids with his whole heart, and often gets lost in the shuffle of our house, because he’s not the loudest complainer!  I love that man, and I love his heart.

Our house, our dogs, and our messes. I wouldn’t trade the dust, or the dog hair or the clutter, because it shows that we live here, and play here, and love here.  Our life is simple and boring, and perfect. It is the life that kids that go to school with Cooper, would dream of having. I am so thankful for this.

My friends, I have realized through this period in my life, that I have the MOST amazing friends and support system in the universe.  These people have been a lifeline to me, while I have been hurting the most.  They have seen me at my weakest and most vulnerable points and loved me regardless.  I owe my sweet Ireland so much gratitude, because she has shown me what true friendship looks like, and what it means to be a friend.


I am sure that this list could go on for pages.  But right now, I am going to teach Cooper how to clean the bathroom. Today is the day that he learns how gross boy bathrooms can be.  So for now, I am thankful for messy boy bathrooms, and the ability I have to teach my Coop a life skill… maybe he’ll aim better!


**Note this is not our bathroom, mine will never be this clean**


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