Thankful Thursday

Courtesy of Another Chance Ranch

I can honestly say that I am a very thankful person. I take little for granted. What we have materially, we have worked very hard for and I'm proud of it. My relationship with my husband is amazing and I rarely take it for granted for even a moment.
But I think sometimes, in my busy world, I forget to reflect on how thankful I am to have my children.
For one thing, so many couples struggle with infertility. That was not a problem at all for me, and I'm very thankful for that.
I wanted 3 children. We had 2 and thought we'd probably stop there.
Number three was the most wonderful surprise ever.
I truly can't imagine my life without my youngest child. She brings me such joy. She lights up a room. She's super smart and super funny. I am SO thankful that God sent my third child to me.
I am still amazed that I have a fifteen year old and a twelve year old. So are most people that I meet. I don't look my age. When I tell people that I have a fifteen year old, you should see the looks I get!
My son is very smart, and has his mother's sarcasm and sense of humor. I love just talking with him. He also loves Mustangs, my favorite car. I'm thankful that I have him, that he has so far grown up to be a great kid, and that he is healthy. When he was 8, he had Neurosurgery for Chiari Malformation. Some day, I'll tell that story, but that's another post for another time. But I can't even describe how thankful I am that he came through that, and right now is doing fine.
I am thankful for my Middle Child. She is my most caring child. She worries about everyone and wants everyone to be happy. She marvels over how much Mr W and I love each other. She writes "Funky loves Mr W" on our Dry-Erase boards on the fridge. She loves animals and babies. She makes friends easily and treats people with kindness.
I am thankful that later this month, I will be taking charge of my health and making some very positive changes in my life.
I am thankful for Thankful Thursday.
I am going to make another blogroll. I had a very small one, but I removed it. I'm going to put in all the blogs that I read. I know I won't be able to remember all of them at once, so it will be a work in progress. I am only doing this to be able to keep up with the blogs that I read, and so that any visitors I have can be directed to some fabulous blogs they may not have seen before. If you want to be added to my blogroll, please tell me so! Don't be shy!


pb&j in a bowl said...

This is a great post. I feel like I also take my daughter for granted- thanks for reminding me that she is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Lois said...

Such a sweet post. I sit and look at my kids and grandkids and just marvel at the miracle they are.

You are welcome to add me to your blog roll. Check me out and see what you think.


Kathryn said...

I just love these Thankful Thursdays!
This was such a great post! I love it.
My third child was a complete surprise too. I was shocked.
And tomorrow, he turns 1.
Boo-hoo!!!!! :(
Maybe it is time for another one.

I would love to be on your blogroll. I'm adding you to mine, cuz I'm lovin' ya!

Megnificent said...

I think we all have times when we take our children for granted. In the daily craziness, we sometimes forget how blessed we are.

And my favorite car is the Mustang, too. My very first car was a convertible Mustang!

The MomBabe said...

I LOVE this idea. I might have to do one meself now.....

and thanks for adding my to your blogroll!

Sandy said...

Terrific post. I also scrolled down a bit 'cause I'm nosy that way and the ocd post? Laughed out loud, I did. If you ever figure out how to make meat loaf, pLEASE let me know!

I am thankful for the chance to meet new friends.

Roz said...

hello , love your post . Have you been to www.asap.org / Great board with wonderful caring people . I have chiari and SM. Hope to see you soon.
Are you aware of Dr. Barth Green , top chiari surgeon in Miami.

Julie said...

We planned for 3 and were surprised with 4. Wouldn't have it an other wa now.

I can only keep up with the blogs on my blog roll. Keeps me organized that way.

Anonymous said...

This was a hugging post! I love this. How very, very sweet. I am so glad to have your blog on my list of must-reads (even if I can't as often as I like).

Oops! I just realized you aren't on my blogroll!! I'll remedy that right away.

Take care of you and those beautiful kiddies of yours!!! :)

Alison said...

what a wonderful gratitude list!! I feel the same way you do!!

Jeanette said...

That was very nice. I too am thankful for my children, which will be a later thankful thursday post. They are such a blessing at any age!

krissy said...

Ohh...that was sweet!

OHmommy said...

We thought we were done with 2 children too. Our third has been nothing but a joy, as well. Well said!

amanda said...

I enjoyed this post! :)Thanks for putting me on your blogroll!

LunaNik said...

Yes...well said!!!

I want a third child soooo badly. My youngest was just destined to be a middle child...I can feeeel it.

Huckdoll said...

Great post! I know how it feels to not look your age. People always ask me if I'm the nanny, haha! Anyway, that was a beautiful post. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll - I will add you to mine straightaway!

Sassy said...

OH MY GOODNESS, I started Thankful Thursday on my blog a while back also...WOW, great minds, eh?
This is awesome. So, I will put a link to your thankful Thursday on my blog too. Spreading goodness in the blogger world, one post at a time.

Love your blog!

Kristen said...

What a FABULOUS post! I just love your blog, and you are a true inspiration to me.