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Ten Things of Thankful-Feeling the love

on 15 February 2016

The day of love is upon us as I cozy up under my cozy fleece blanket and cuddle up with my family and feel thankful for the smiles, laughter, tears, and most of all love. Here I am to share my week with the lovely hosts of TTOT linkup while the lovely Lizzi enjoys her travels. 

I’m thankful for the blessing of being here with my family. I think of so many times in my life I didn’t think I would ever realize this dream about becoming a Mom. Now here I am cuddling with my precious boys and feeling full of love and bliss. 

I’m thankful for the beautiful gifts of flowers, a wonderful meal and a lovely card my adoring husband gave to me. He spoiled me in all thewonderful  ways and our son’s treated us to a V.I.P. restaurant experience. 

I’m thankful after a mid season hiatus that season six of The Walking Dead premiered tonight. My husband and I are huge fans and we’ve been counting the days till it was back on the air. I won’t give away any spoilers to any other fans. I will only say that it had everything I ever wanted in an action packed, turbulent, jaw dropping, firestorm of emotional thrill ride episode! 

I’m thankful that the reward chart that I’ve been using with my son has worked out so well. He’s been very helpful and we’ve figured out some of his triggers and ways to work with them. He’s done so well that he’s earned himself a special day out that I look forward to sharing with you next week. 

I’m thankful that he also offered to read to me tonight without me having to ask or beg. He does love to read to himself but not out loud. He enjoys adventure chapter books, Diary of a Wimpy kids comics and the Hardy Boys. He found a Jurassic Park book and was excited to read to me and his little brother. I’ve discovered if he finds something interesting he’ll want to share it with me. It’s a win/win for both of us. 

I’m thankful that my youngest son is finally over his chest cold. My poor little boy has been so sick lately and it tears out my heart to see him struggling with his breathing. Next will be asthma and allergy testing to see if there’s anything underlying with him having a weakened immune system. 

I’m thankful that he’s been able to sleep the last couple of nights. I don’t sleep when he’s not sleeping I just drift in and out of consciousness. I was so exhausted this week I fell asleep at 9:30 pm with a book, snack, and my phone in my hand. That was a restful sleep that was sorely needed and the ability to unplug helped tremendously too. 

I’m thankful for a fabulous Valentine’s Day having a family hot tub soak. It was the perfect day for laughs, making plans, and filling each other in on the events of our week. I love moments like this no matter where we live we always have each other. 

I’m thankful for groceries in my pantry, food in my fridge and a roof above mine and my family’s head. In times likes these during this recession not everyone has one or many of those blessings. I’m grateful for how hard my husband works to provide these for our family. 

I’m thankful for time off for the week. Tomorrow is a province wide family day and my kids are out of school as well for a convention. I’ve planned some down time as well as some fun activities that I look forward to surprising them with. 


21 Responses to “Ten Things of Thankful-Feeling the love”

  1. M.C. Simon says:

    Add my “I am thankful to Jeanine who touches my heart with each article she writes”.
    Thank you! <3

  2. Colleen says:

    I am thankful to ‘have a friend in you’ beautiful Jeanine!!
    One who knows how to live life with gratefulness and apprieciation no matter what crosses we sometimes have to bare….
    Enjoy Alberta Family Day with your 3 Boys!! ?

  3. herheadache says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a pretty good week.
    I am not a fan of that show, creepy, but glad you and your husband have that together.
    Glad your son is feeling better and Happy Family Day to you all.

    • jsackmom says:

      I really did, yes I agree it has some creepy components to it. It’s the character story lines and the family dynamics that have kept me hooked from the start. Thank you we’re planning a dinner out and a walk by the river in the sunshine. ?☀️

  4. I love that your reward (which we always call celebrations if you forgive me for sounding sanctimonious) is a day out. That is admirable. And I hope fun.

    • jsackmom says:

      I think that’s sweet to call it celebration. My oldest son came home very happy and hyper so he burnt some energy off shooting pucks in the backyard. ?

  5. dyannedillon says:

    What a nice week you’ve had! Glad you got some rest. It’s so hard to sleep well when your kids are sick! My son liked the Hardy Boys books, too, and also loved Artemis Fowl and Guardians of Ga’Hoole.

  6. Nice things to be thankful for ! 🙂

  7. New Journey says:

    Always love to hear what everyone’s thankful for….kat

  8. Pat B says:

    I couldn’t help seeing the similarity of feeling sleep deprived and liking a show called the Walking Dead. LOL. I know they are not connected, but I remember feeling like I was “walking dead” some of those days that I was up so much with a crying and/or sick child.
    Having a VIP restaurant experience is very sweet. Hope you have a great week.

    • jsackmom says:

      I think that similarity is really a glimpse into my life. I don’t sleep very much and I do look and feel like The Walking Dead! It’s those moments when I can laugh about and be treated as a VIP that make it feel more alive and appreciated. ?

  9. So glad he’s feeling better – I know you’ve been having a tough time of it. I’ve never seen this Walking Dead show – not much of a TV watcher to begin with but I don’t think I could get into that one. 😀
    Hope your week is great!

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Lisa it has been a long few months. A show about an apocalyptic life surviving a population of zombies isn’t for everyone. Yet it’s the intense character driven story lines that have had me hooked for two years. ?

  10. Colline says:

    A family is so precious isn’t it? I am always grateful that I found a wonderful husband and that I have beautiful children in my life. Tey give so much pleasure.

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