Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gratitude Journal

I feel like I'm coming back in full swing this week. All the craziness has subsided and things are getting back to normal. A big yay for normal, mellow, and stress-free! I vote for it staying this way...indefinitely.

I am so thankful for my video chat with my husband. We hadn't been able to video chat since October. Which is a long time (in general) but even longer when you are married. Sometimes I feel like he is in prison somewhere. No freedom to do what he wants. People making decisions for him. I'm sure he feels the same. But it's all in the name of freedom and I believe it's important. So we keep on keeping on.

I am thankful for the February Challenge. Not only blogging every day which has given me an opportunity to be more open with you. I have implemented the challenge in my daily life. I have pushed myself beyond my comfort zone. I've put myself out there with people and it has been really good for me. On Day 23, I feel more confident and happier.

I am thankful for my Skype date with my friend H. We filled our glasses with wine and had some girl talk. Despite two little boys over my shoulder showing off their food and toys, it was my adult time.

I'm grateful for all the babies in our Bible Study. Three babies join their mommas on Fridays. I just soak up all of those sweet smiles and baldy heads. I'm not interested in one of my own but I need my fix.

I'm thankful for a long hike around the lake. Instant mood booster! The weather was perfect Saturday morning.

I'm thankful for quality time with the kids.

I'm thankful for dog walks with a friend. As much as I love being drug around by Charlie on his walks and stopping to sniff every .single. leaf. I have a lot more patience when I'm chatting with a friend.

I'm thankful for...

energy to make dinner every night this week.
kids who keep me company.
help with the laundry.
cereal for dinner.
smart phone apps that help keep me organized.
emails from the husband.
sunny but cool days.
a dwindling countdown to homecoming.

What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments what good things are happening in your life! 



  1. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. :) Have a wonderful day!

  2. I am so glad you got to have the video chat with your husband. Keeping you and your family in my prayers for his safe return home soon!!!

  3. Love your gratitude list. I'm grateful my baby's still cooking.

    1. I am thankful that baby is hanging out for a little longer! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love seeing these :) Also, babies, ugh, I cannot get enough of them either! Come on mama's keep having more so I can play with them!

    1. Thanks Kelsey! You are too funny! I'm already getting excited over my baby fix on Friday.

  5. I always feel a special connection to blogs that spill over with gratitude. Especially for your dog and kiddos :)

  6. yay for chatting with your husband, so happy for you guys on that note! sorry it took so long!