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Ten things of thankful TTOT Link Up

on 17 May 2015

I’m participating in something new today. In Lizzi’s TTOT blog linkup that is celebrating one hundred successful weeks. This truly is amazing as I’ve never known any linkup to last that long. So seeing how I really need to be reminded of things I’m thankful for I had to be part of this momentous occasion. 
1. I’m thankful even as I’m stumbling through my grief I can still have my memories to connect with. Some days they are what gets me through my pain to my power that lies within. 

2. I’m thankful that I have my children who love me, appreciate me, and will cuddle with me when my heart is hurting. 

3. I’m so thankful that my husband will drop everything when I tell him I need him. He is my hero and demonstrates his love in action daily for our family and I. 

4. I’m thankful that I saved every message from the last six months so that I can read my friends words who flies with the angels. It’s helping me feel closer to her and my memories of her friendship. 

5. I’m thankful I had an wonderful birthday and received such an outpouring of love through messages, phone calls, gifts, cards, and hugs and kisses from amazing people in my life. That I feel so truly grateful for today. 

6. I’m thankful for sticking with my back to back fitness challenges even when I felt like giving in. And that I have the hard work to show for it. 

7. I’m thankful for my coach Ryan who’s been there to support me every step of the way. He’s become that drive and ambition that was missing in my life. His encouragement and faith in me has helped me begin to live a healthy lifestyle and rid myself of chronic pain.

8. I’m so thankful at the end of a long day that I have my husband by my side. He’s my love and my soft place to fall when the world is just too scary to take on. He loves me with all he has to give and I’m so grateful that he is in my life. 

9. I’m so thankful for all my incredible online friendships that I’ve made since I started my venture in blogging. Other gifted writers, page admins, and wonderful people who like to come hang out at my Facebook page. It makes my day to see my notifications lit up with their interactions. 

10. I’m so thankful I have a husband who works so hard to provide for our family. With a roof over our heads, our pantry and fridge stocked up with food, and utilities to keep our home running efficiently. 

This is bonus one, I’m thankful for Lizzi for coming up with the brilliant concept of Ten Things of Thankful  list, and for having me be part of it today.  ❤️

16 Responses to “Ten things of thankful TTOT Link Up”

  1. (say this is FRIST!*) Welcome to the TToT… it is every bit as amazing and the co-hostinae are as remarkable as the comments throughout this weekend’s posts state.

    * FRIST is kind of a thing ’round here… it’s the simple fun of being the first comment on a post. (Ask Dyanne, she’s better at explaining things than I am)

    • jsackmom says:

      Oh I love that, I believe I saw that somewhere in a Sisterwives comment thread. It made me giggle then and giggle now. I’m so happy to be part of a very kind and thoughtful community. Thank you for the welcome Clark. ?

  2. You have a beautiful list here. Welcome to the TToT! I’m so sorry to hear that you are grieving, but it does sound as though you have a good support system to help you along the way. The TToT has a funny way of helping us through the darker days of life, too. Glad you’re with us!

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you so much Lisa, the news has rocked me to the core since I just found out two days ago! I saw this link up and I knew this was what I needed to lift up my spirits. I’m so happy to be part of a special community with the TTOT. ?

  3. dyannedillon says:

    Welcome to the TToT! I’m sorry for whatever loss you have recently faced, and I hope that this exercise in finding thankfuls even where one doesn’t think any lie helps you in some way.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you very much Dyanne. It’s fresh grief somewhat like an out of body experience and then crashing into the heartache of it all. I’ve kept gratitude journals for years so this was a beautiful linkup to find. Thank you for welcoming me to the TTOT, Clark said he was the “frist” and you’d know what I was talking about. ?

      • dyannedillon says:

        Clark’s showing off 🙂 Some time ago, some one (probably Clark) called “frist” instead of “first” when being the first one to comment on someone’s blog (we’re a tad bit competitive about being first to comment), so it became a tradition to call “frist”.

        • jsackmom says:

          Oh I see I mentioned to him I saw it written in a comment thread in a Sisterwives blog and I giggled. Now I know the originator of the word. ?

  4. Kristi says:

    Welcome to the TToT! I’m sorry for your loss, but I’m glad you have family and friends to help you along. Hope you will join us again.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Kristi, it’s been devastating but I knew I needed to find something to me thankful for through my pain. Thank you for welcoming me to TTOT. ?

  5. Vanessa D. says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. When my brother’s sister-in-law passed, they kept her facebook profile active. People still leave tributes and quick little notes, so I can understand why you treasure those messages.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Vanessa, yes it’s always the simple but sweet ways to connect that are the most meaningful. I’m very thankful for my memories, they’re helping me through. ?

  6. I’m thankful you have shared your soul with us and during this rough time you can find the good around you. Love to you ❤

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you so much wonderful Jenn. I’m trying so hard because I still have my family that needs me too. Love and hugs to you. ❤️

  7. Your thankfuls are many! I am sorry that you lost your friend. I can only imagine the devastation you are feeling.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you so much for your condolences. Yes shock, devastation, and intense sadness have clouded my heart. I still have to remain rooted in being thankful for the time I did have with her. ❤️

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