Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ten Things Thankful

This week had been rough. The entire month of March has been hard and sucky and heartbreaking and full of tears. Every day my goal is just to get through the next minute, or hour, to make it to bedtime. Only to wake up and do it all over again. No one said it would be easy but this is a different kind of hard than
I've ever faced before. So much of what has happened and is happening in my life feels completely out of my control. But there have been good moments-laughs, hugs and times where life doesn't feel so damn heavy. For these things I am thankful:

1. I FINALLY caught the leprechauns!

2. We had our first book club meeting and it was a great success.

3. Enjoyed a cookout with friends

4. Spring Break did not go as planned but it was nice not to have to wake up kids & get them out the door in the morning.

5. I bought my first pair of Bobs & they are very, very very did-I-say-Very comfortable!


6. I've been dreaming about my mom..and though they are bittersweet, it does make me feel like she is still "here" with me. 

7. Thankful for the many friends who took turns taking my kids this week so I could still work.

8. Emails and texts from long time friends that make me laugh or smile when I need it most.

9. My first visit to a natural hot springs very relaxing.

10. Made brownies & licked the spoon

What are you thankful for?

Ten Things of Thankful


SouthMainMuse said...

My dad's been gone a little over a year now. It's still one of those things that has contributed to this long term funk I've been in. The last few years with him were complicated. He wasn't happy and wasn't that easy to be around. But lately I've been thinking about him when he was younger. With all the other stuff going on, I've so wanted him to be here so I could talk to him. That's made me so happy in a weird way. The ending with him was so difficult, I didn't remember the good times as much. Now that more time has past, I smile when I think of him and want his advice. And am remembering how wonderful it was to be with him before his was miserable as his health failed. Hug to you.

Melanie said...

So sorry for your loss. Good for you for collecting of the little funny moments that seep in through the heartbreak - I hope they help! Relaxing at the hot springs sounds lovely and much needed!

Which book did you read with book club? I used to be a part of one but the members never seems to agree on a good time to all get together, and I miss talking about books!

Tamara Camera said...

These are very thankful things! I did a hot springs once and it was so amazing. I'd love to do that again.
Everything sounds so sweet. I love dreaming about deceased relatives - it makes me feel close to them again.

Phoebe Wulliman Graber said...

Considering your initial introduction to your week, I'm amazed my your list! Sometimes I find it easiest to name my thankfuls during the toughest weeks. How can that be?

I love books...what book did your group discuss? Glad you have people to surround yourself with!

Here's to a better week!

Bianca @ Rant Rave Crave said...

Cookouts & brownies in the same week sound great to me. I hope you have a better one too!