1. I'm thankful for my home, because that's where my family lives. Together.
thankful for my dirty dishes, because we are well fed. I'm thankful for
my messy house, because I have a house to clean and I'm thankful for my
pile of laundry because we have so many clothes to wear.
3. I'm thankful for everything Alex
and I share. Our lives for the last 20 years, our children, our tough
times and our easier times...and like tonight, our ice cream!
4. I am
so thankful for Greyson. He tries so hard to be helpful and I have
depended on that at times! He is so much more patient than I am and
makes friends wherever he goes. He is always thinking up a plan or
scheme and I can't wait to see how all of these play out in his life. <3 that kid!
thankful for Grant! My physical kid gives the best hugs! His comedic
timing is usually perfect. I love how he has my hair and Alex's eyes. He notices things that others miss. <3 this kid too!
thankful I've gotten to work part-time this past year and I've been able
to be there for the kids like I hadn't been in a while. SO thankful not
to be a single parent any more! Even though those 3 years showed me
what great friends I had!
7. I'm thankful for 3-day weekends spent with my kids and Alex - Feel free to ask me Sunday if I still feel the same ;)
I'm thankful for pee on the bathroom floor. Yep, the same pee I
complained about earlier. Because this means I got to spend another day
with my kids. There are far too many parents missing a child, and too
many children missing a parent. So, if the trade-off for midnight messes
is hearing my kids laugh hysterically at 80's movies, I'll take that
deal every time.
9. I'm thankful that for the first time in 6 years I have a sibling closer than 4 hours away!
thankful my kids LOVE Sunday school! They also love the other extras
like camping and volunteering...but not so much the services :)
I'm thankful that they think of church as a place of possibilities
rather than limitations. I am also thankful that they know they have a
whole community of people who care about them.
11. I'm thankful for all the Veterans in my family. My Grandpa Laskos, my dad Stanley J Laskos Jr, and my brother Stanley Michael Laskos. And the MANY cousins on both sides of my family. Thanks!
12. I was
so busy last night communicating with my friends, that I forgot to say
how thankful I am for them! You truly are a great group of people. I am
thankful to have lived in the midwest where people are so nice and
friendly and caring, because it does not come as naturally to other
locales! I am especially thankful for those that have supported me
through the recent stress of single parenting and relocating. I feel
very thankful when I think about my friends!
thankful for all the things I took for granted today. As I dropped my
kids off at school, I took for granted our public education system and
that my kids would be safe. As we went shopping for dinner and dessert
items, I took for granted that the shelves of the store would be
completely stocked and that I could afford to buy what was there. As I
cooked dinner I took for granted the the electricity and gas would work.
And as we stepped out the door after dinner, I took for granted that I
could take a breath outside without thinking of the air quality. I am so
very thankful for all the things I take for granted.
feel like I rocked today and I am THANKFUL for that! You can only take
so many days where you know life doesn't suck, but you're feeling like
you suck at life.
15. As we
get ready to go camping tomorrow, I am so thankful for the role United
Methodist Camps have had in my life. I'm thankful for the lessons I've
learned, the jobs I've had, the people I've met and the connections I've
thankful for family days! My heart always swells two sizes whenever my
kids say they want to do something with me because I can't believe they
want to do something with their mom! Loved canoeing with them today and
watching them fish. So glad Alex is with us.
17. I'm thankful for my own bed! Its always so much more appreciated after being gone!
18. I am thankful for a night out, because it was needed!
19. I am thankful for hope. Hope that tells us things can be different and hope that inspires change.
20. I am
thankful that for the first time ever both my kids' teachers recognize
that they get bored, or start disturbing others, when they aren't
challenged enough! And we are on the same pages as to where they need to
improve (handwriting and explaining). Thankful that they will be pushed
to improve and to go beyond their current strengths.
21. I'm thankful the kids & I still read stories together every night, its usually my favorite part of the day.
was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And yet, I'm thankful
for everything that made it terrible, horrible and no good: I had to
work Fridays and I don't usually work Fridays, but I'm thankful for my
job and that its been so flexible for me to work around the kids
schedule. I had to go grocery shopping and got soaked putting the
groceries in the car during a downpour, but I can't stay wet long when I
have heat and air conditioning on demand at my house. No one in my
family wanted to hear me read at B&N, but I am thankful that I could
leave the kids with Alex, instead of having to drag them along. So I am
thankful that even bad days show me how much I have to be thankful for.
really thankful for today. I normally don't like Saturdays, not enough
structure...yep, I know I'm weird, but I had such a great time taking
Grant to the movies, shopping and just hanging out. Love that little guy
and our time today!
thankful for my parents - they just took the kids for the night!
Seriously, I'm thankful for the foundation they gave me and the support
that still continues. They are now on their 3rd 1,000 mile trip to see
us in the last year & a half. They helped me out so much when Alex
was down here before us. And I'm so thankful they helped me get through
college with no loans! Looking forward to Thanksgiving & the week
I'm thankful for our utilities. Today our electricity went out for a
little while and I'm thankful that I usually don't have to worry about
thankful for my life experiences. Even the hard ones which have taught
me just as much about other people as they have about myself.
27. I'm thankful for opposites. I'm thankful that spring follows winter, that day follows night and that light follows darkness.
steal a line from the childrens book This is the Turkey, "This is the
thanks for all that's good: home and family and friends and food."
29. I'm thankful my husband is willing to spend so much time with my family
30. am most thankful for the last day of November, when both of my best friends were born! Happy Birthday Marie Laskos and Alex Jimenez! I hope your day is filled with love & laughter...and maybe a few other gifts