27 August 2011

The Gratitude Post

I'm writing a weekly post to express gratitude for everything I have been blessed with in my life. Will you join me in sharing just five things you are grateful for this week?

This week I'm grateful for:

Visiting Family: This weekend I get to see some family that I haven't seen in almost two years and I'm super excited! They haven't even met Piper yet, so it's going to be a great visit.

Meeting Shannon: It's nice to have online relationships with other like-minded adults, but nothing can replace pure human contact (and I don't think anything will ever replace it). I'm fortunate enough to meet Shannon of The Artful Mama in person in all her glory. I hope this will be the first of many meetings.

Other Kids: At home, Heidi and Piper have a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old to play with and at church there are dozens more. Even though some aspects of other kids' influence over my children scares me (hey, I was a kid once), I am glad that they have social experiences besides me. I can only take them so far and I know that some day, their friends will be just as important to them as I am.

Days Outside: After so much on and off rain, it has been really nice to have Heidi and Piper outside every day for hours. I love that they are spending so much time in the fresh air, with nature, even though they do have a lot of fun indoors too. I look forward to even more fun outdoors in the months to come.

Cloth Diapers: I am so, so, so glad that I use cloth diapers. Even after all the "issues" I have had with them, at the end of the day I still love them. I love how I never have to care about putting a diaper on for a short period of time, not knowing whether or not they'll use it, and being able to wash it instead of throwing it away even if it isn't used. Actually, I generally love that no matter what happens to them, I can just wash them and use them again, regardless of how dirty they might get outside. I especially thank my inspirations for cloth diapering: Kirsten at Our Small Tribe, Stephani at The O'Hara Family and Terri at Random Mama Brain. You're awesome and I'm so grateful for you!


  1. I love these posts! I've really got to try writing one.

  2. I'm easing back into online life and hoping to start joining you again in these. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. I'm jealous that Shannon gets to meet you, and that you get to meet Shannon! I hope it's fantastic! :)

  4. You're 10x awesome-er(?) than I, and I'm equally grateful for our friendship! Wish we lived closer so that we all (munchkins included) could hang out! :-)

  5. Okay, mine's up! Grateful to get back in this habit

  6. Thank you, thank you!

    (Whatever, Kirsten ;)

    Awesome Zoie :) I'm going to check it out now!

  7. This week, one thing I'm thankful for that's different from last week is carpooling! My roommate and I just figured out that we could, and it's SO much easier than driving to work separately every day - not to mention how much we save on gas!!


  8. I've been reading Zoie's posts and finally made it over here to see where it all started! I love this idea.
    Ooops, I just noticed this is an old one. Going to catch up now...