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Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Thanksgiving Post

I realize that I expect a lot of myself and that a lot of the pressure that I feel is self inflicted. If I am not careful, I will miss all of the joyful moments that I say I am looking for or working towards because I won't take the time to experience the ones that exist today! Last week Kim Porter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 47, she left 4 children and a world of loved ones behind.  I am 46 and I have one child and the news rocked me.........

There is much I don't have and sooooooo much that I want to do but the TRUTH IS that I have more than many and I certainly have a ton to be grateful for! Instead of waiting for the perfect pic/photo shoot, I have decided to just share a post that is truly about giving thanks and being sincerely grateful.

I am a 46 year old single mother of a 3 year old. I have a place to live, food to eat, a car to drive and a job to drive it to.......I have excellent child care, excellent child care.....don't scoff at it, it's hard to come by! I have been blessed with a handful of friends who invest in me and my child through prayer, time and just listening ears and support when we need it most. These are also things that I do not take for granted - I am super grateful. I have my family!! We are not perfect but we love each other through all the foolishness, the highs and the lows and no matter what, I know that I can count on them.

I am not as healthy as I would like to be but that's in my hands to change and I am thankful that I can be honest with myself and say, hey girl hey......fix that! I am working on me, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually... it is a necessary journey and sometimes I pull over to the side of the road and think about quitting and then I remember the one thing that I am most grateful for...

I am most grateful for the gift that is my son. He came out of a time in my life that I thought would certainly destroy me - no lie. Emotional and mental abuse and manipulation is no joke and I am grateful that I got up and walked away. Walked away with my life and my son. He is the most challenging and the most rewarding experience of my entire life and I in awe of the gift that he is and the wonder with which he lives and sees the world!

I always want to do more and be more and live more but today, I am grateful, indescribably grateful for how blessed my life is. Today I want to just stop and say, thank YOU GOD! I see Your work, thank You!

What are you grateful for as Thanksgiving approaches........hmmm where is that skirt? Its perfect for holiday dressing isn't it? 


  1. Hey. In all things give thanks Big sis.. love you :-)

  2. Beautiful. There's purpose in your pain sweetheart

  3. Love you. Yes in Everything we give thanks for All His wonderful blessings. Thank you Lord for this beautiful woman, mother, daughter, niece,cousin, friend most of all your child. Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing but remember only through experiencing challenges can we grow. You've overcome other challenges and I KNOW you'll conquer these too. Love your blog and yes, LOVE the skirt too :-)