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Ten Things of Thankful 

on 14 June 2015

Here it is my time of the week to express my thankfulness. I think we should be thankful every time we wake up breathing. Today I celebrate with Lizzi and her kindness family for TTOT reaching its two year anniversary! Kindness and thankfulness should be spread everywhere and I’ll jump on that VW bus and start promoting that daily! I’ve been participating for three weeks now in this very special linkup and it’s my happy place to be in the blogosphere. So without further ado onto the link up. ?

1. I’m thankful for my gorgeous, goofy boys who make me laugh out loud with their ridiculous antics. If I’m having a day filled with sadness they lift me up with laughter. 

2. I’m thankful that I had a wonderful time on my son’s field trip to the zoo. I got to be a parent volunteer in his group and get to know some of his classmates that I don’t talk to regularly. I also got to see how well liked my son is. Being the new kid on the block a year ago was a difficult struggle for him and us. So seeing him thriving in his classroom environment made me so proud. ❤️

3. I’m thankful that my week without having a functioning fridge is over. I made do with a little bar fridge until our new one was delivered yesterday. You don’t realize how important those amenities are until you lose the use of a much needed appliance. Here’s to solid ice cream and ice cubes again. ?

4. I’m thankful for reaching out to a friend when I was struggling to find my smile. Sometimes it’s within those vulnerable moments we find our greatest strengths. 

5. I’m thankful for another successful Bloggy Throwback on the Original Bunker Punks website. Each week I see more bloggers linking up reading and sharing some wonderful talent. This amazing site is finally getting it’s name out there. I’m so proud to be a part of something so fresh, fun, and fabulous. This was the first site I was ever published on and now I’m helping to make it a big success. ?

5. I’m thankful for working hard on my self care by getting my daily workout in. All the support I’ve received on my fitness journey makes me feel so grateful. 

6. I’m thankful no matter how far I move away from my Mommy group we’re still a special part of each other lives. Only a phone call, text, FaceTime, and message away from each other. ?

7. I’m so grateful to my awesome friend Punk Rock Papa for letting me be part of the OBP. I started running Bloggy Throwback a month ago and watching it grow has been a great source of pride. This special friend and I connected through our words, our hearts, and our families.  He’s like my brother from another Mother. I love him and his wonderful family so much. ❤️

8. I’m thankful for the sunshine and spending time with my family. It really is the elixir in my life, besides wine. ?

9. I’m thankful for my ability to tell a story. I have always believed we all have one to share. And when I close my eyes at night all the blog ideas, characters dialogue, and sentence structure come dancing through my head. I love being creative and jotting those gems down before they disappear with the moon beams. 

10. I’m thankful for being safe, warm, fed, and loved. Without these basic needs I would be struggling like many are in the world. I’m grateful I can help the ones I can, and that God has blessed me abundantly with my family to love. 

25 Responses to “Ten Things of Thankful ”

  1. valj2750 says:

    Number 10 really says it all. And the wine in #8. I like what you said in #4. When we give help or compassion to another, when it’s difficult, we grown the most. Well said. Have a good week.

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you so much Val, yes without my family I wouldn’t be able to do the things I’m proud of. It really is scary to be so vulnerable and then to reach out and know someone is there for you is a gift. When it’s family it’s so appreciated, and when it’s a new friend I’m just getting to know I feel very blessed indeed. ?

  2. Lovely my dear is your list of things you’re thankful for… I’m thankful right now for having you as a WordPress friend and able to read the beautiful words straight from your heart… hugs to you and keep dancing, from Laura 🙂

  3. Vanessa D. says:

    I’m shuddering at the thought of a week without a full sized fridge! I think I would sooner try a week with no internet!

    Good for you on the daily workout! I’m always happy when someone else is managing to do the things I keep telling myself I need to do!

    • jsackmom says:

      It was a ridiculously long weekend of shuffling items around and so upsetting to have to throw out food! Cold beer and frozen ice cream were my rewards. Daily workouts are my sanity if I miss them I feel unsettled. Moving my body is so good for my emotional psyche. ?

  4. Solid ice cream! Whoot!
    I loved my mommy group. Actually, I hated them at first. It was part of my “therapy” to join the group because I had severe PPD and my OB was running out of options to help me. He thought joining the group would help me connect with other moms and make me feel better. Ummm…nope. They were so full of crap at first. They pretended that motherhood was so perfect. I felt awful. It took a couple of weeks before they finally opened up and started to get real about being a mom and when they did…I felt like I wasn’t such a suck at parenting. Those moms were such a big support during some of the most darkest spots of my life. We get together once a year in the summer with all of the kids. It is amazing how much our kids grow in a year! All of them are 6 now!

    • jsackmom says:

      That’s such an amazing story Kimberly!!! I survived PPD twice and my Mom group are the same ones from that first baby to my second. One of us met at a baby group and continued our friendship in a PPD group. I’m so happy you were able to see the barriers break down in yours, and get to the heart of what parenting is all about. Nothing but loving our perfectly imperfect selves, and creating a bond like no other with our children. ?

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    Wow…I’m so glad you have a fridge again. SUCH a pain when these things break, and as you say – a relatively small and unnoticeable thing until it breaks and then life gets very tiresome very quick!

    Glad you opened up to your friend, and that you got support. That’s really useful 🙂

    • jsackmom says:

      It was a very long week Lizzi as I attempted to make room in my bar fridge. It was such a blessing to find that support in a new friend. She’s wonderful, and even though we don’t know each other very well our spirits do. ?

      • lrconsiderer says:

        Ahhhh that’s the best kind of new friend. How wonderful 🙂 And yeah…horrendously long with only a bar fridge! Ack. Hope this week provides no mechanical failures whatsoever.

  6. Christine says:

    Mom friends are invaluable, no matter how long it is between visits.
    I always love to get a chance to see what my kids are like at school. As a teacher, I know kids can be very different at school than they are at home. I’m glad your trip to the zoo was positive. Sounds like your son has settled in nicely.
    Goofy boys are so much fun, aren’t they?

    • jsackmom says:

      They really are, mine make me smile everyday. My Mom friends are my lifeline and have got me through some very dark tunnels in time. It’s an eye opening experience to see my son in his natural environment. I realized how much he’s overcome with being bullied in the beginning of the school year, to being one of the most well liked at the end of the year. ?

  7. herheadache says:

    Little boys are experts at causing laughter, smiles, and silliness.
    I love my nephews for that.
    Glad you weren’t at the zoo where the flooding took place. It’s all over the news. Those poor animals and people who lost their lives.
    Glad you have supportive friends and a loving family. Have a lovely week to come.

    • jsackmom says:

      Yes they sure are! Oh that’s so tragic about the zoo. I’m so grateful for my support network when times get tough. Blessings to you on a wonderful week as well. ?

  8. Kristi says:

    A working fridge is a true thankful! Ours died this year (last year?) and I remember that feeling of “Yippee!” when we got a replacement.

    • jsackmom says:

      Yes when I look across the room and see my new black beauty (I always have a nickname for my appliances) I shout yippee in my mind. Finally a cold bottle of Pinot Grigio to enjoy. ?

  9. dyannedillon says:

    No fridge? That’s horrible! Besides the obvious perishables, there’s all the condiments and stuff that would have to be replaced. I’m kind of jealous you got a new one. Mine is at least 16 years old, as it came with the house when we bought it, but it just keeps chugging along.

    • jsackmom says:

      It was the worst Dyanne! We bought ours with our house as well. And to wake up one morning and see it overheating was so disappointing. I had to wait a week just to get one. It saddened me to have to throw out so much food. My little bar fridge could only hold so much. It’s definitely not something we had saved for a rainy for. But when you buy a house with original appliances you just never know.

  10. I miss the days of being a parent chaperone, especially to the zoo! I can empathize on the fridge. Ours makes so much noise, we figure it will go any day now.
    You are a wonderful contributor to the OBP, you make it so welcoming and inclusive. Thank you!

    • jsackmom says:

      Oh that’s the most beautiful compliment thank you so much!!! I live for field trips it’s so much fun to see my son in his school environment. And now my youngest will experience that too. ?

  11. You have a great list of things here – hooray!
    No fridge would make me cry. When ours was out due to power outages that lasted nearly a week I was horrible. Come to think of it, I did cry.
    Parent chaperone…this is a great thing. I was not able to chaperone for my daughter in her preschool and Kindergarten years, but I am now and I’m loving it! Those trips aren’t without their down sides, but overall I think it’s great to get that time with your own kid and see them interacting with the others. And the Zoo is always awesome. Our best so far was the aquarium – awesome.
    Hope your week is going well!
    Definitely need to check out this OBP thing – sounds great!

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Lisa, yes I cried, laughed, swore, and then starting packing everything I could into my bar fridge. I loved being able to see my son being so natural and carefree with his classmates. He sometimes doesn’t think he’s well liked, but I can see it’s not the case at all. I love the zoo, I was making the kids go to see the Bears while they wanted to hang out with the prehistoric animatronics. I came to the zoo to see animals not robots. ? Please come check out the OBP we’re doing a Bloggy throwback linkup till 6 pm. Then the Father’s Day starts at 6 am till Sunday 6 pm. Lots of great stories and talent to read and share. ?

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