#ThankfulSunday, November 4, 2018

Thankful Sunday 1

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” –Henry Ward Beecher

“Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.” –Ellen Hopkins


I want to take part in giving thanks every day in November, but I wasn’t really keen on the idea of doing a short post every day because some days it might literally be a sentence. I decided to do #Thankful Sunday. Each Sunday I will do a post that includes a week’s worth of giving thanks! 🙂 🙂  Keep On Reading!!

He’s Five!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -Stacia Tauscher

“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss

“Children make your life important.” -Erma Bombeck


I blinked. I don’t think you ever really understand how fast time can fly by until you become a parent. It is absolutely true when they say, “the days are long, but the years are short.” Some days feel like they will never end and I am just grateful to survive until bedtime, but then days like October 3, 2018, happen and I realize how quickly life is rushing by.

October 3, 2018, my oldest baby boy turned 5!! I tried to make his day special. I picked him up from pre-k and we had a picnic in the park. We had cake after dinner and surprise presents from his daddy. I was able to take him cupcakes to his class yesterday to celebrate with his friends and we are planning a short weekend trip soon.  Keep On Reading!

Dear MaMaw,


My Dearest MaMaw,

So much has changed since you left us. I have had so much going on and so many changes this past year. 2018 has been rough on me. I know you are smiling down on us from heaven. The hardest thing for me to digest is the fact you left us before you could become a great-grandma. My kids will never get the chance to know you like I did. Oh, you would love my boys, so very much. It has been 6 years since you have been gone. Some days I feel like you have been gone a lot longer and other days I feel like I just lost you yesterday. One thing I know for sure, if you were still here with me, I know exactly what you would be doing, what we would be doing, to get through this difficult phase of my life.  Keep On Reading!

I Blinked And Then There Were Two…

brothers4“You WILL love them the same, despite your fear. Your heart doesn’t split, it doubles in size.” -Kerry De Roque Guice

“When outnumbered, switch to a zone defense.” -Lisa Chu Biakanja

“Take time with the first child. We did dates. I would take my son for walks or out on his bike, just the two of us. We had lots of fun. Then my husband would do the same on another night. We each got our one-on-one time with both of them. Take time for yourself, too!” -Grace Saunders

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” -Franklin P. Jones

“I love kids, but they are a tough audience.” -Robin Williams

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” -Walt Streightiff

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.” -Charles Osgood

I think the idea of going from one child to two was more overwhelming for me than the idea of the first child. I knew how to take care of a baby, I knew what to expect for the delivery, I knew that I would be exhausted, and I was prepared for the breastfeeding this time around. We had our schedule. We had our way of doing things. We knew what worked, for one child. How was I going to change my schedule to make it more productive and make room for another child? My emotions were also all over the place. The rational part of my brain knew that I would have enough love for both of my boys, but I worried that Nikola wouldn’t feel as loved or as special has he had felt for the last 2 years. Keep On Reading!