15 October 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:

Dionna at Code Name: Mama: I met her for the first time last weekend as she welcomed me into her home right off the street. She was such a wonderful hostess and at 8 months pregnant, pulled everything off seamlessly. I am so grateful to the hospitality offered to me and my family by her and her husband I just cannot thank them enough.

Joni Rae at Tales of a Kitchen Witch: She hennaed my ankle! I am so grateful for her willingness to give her amazing talent to all of us and so glad I got to meet her in person.

Shannon at The Artful Mama: I love that Shannon jumped in a car and drove to my house, threw my stuff in it and then allowed me to drive her car, half an hour after we met! That is pure trust and I am so grateful that I had her to travel with and that she entrusted hers and her son's life in my hands.

Unity Village: Again I am so, so glad that I got to attend church while I was attending the fabulous get together last weekend. Being there brings such a great sense of peace (even though I cried at least 3 times) and I can't wait to go there again.

Heidi Using the Potty: FINALLY! I've been waiting for her to take the lead in her own potty learning and she decided that right before we left for Missouri would be the perfect time. Yeah. Right. But at least she has used the potty (for both occurrences!) every day since then (with the exception of during the trip)! I'm so excited at the prospect of only one child in diapers I could scream it from the rooftops! Yes, that is what mothers have to be excited about.


  1. Awwwwww! I can't stop smiling about that lovely get-together, and I didn't even get to go! I just imagine how fantastic it had to be to meet Shannon and Dionna, and Joni Rae, and all the others in person :) I'm glad you got hennaed and generally enjoyed yourself. Also, YAY for a visible end to life with two in diapers!

  2. I can't wait to meet you, MK! :)

  3. What an amazing adventure you had!!
    So... is this a Saturday post? I never did figure that out as I just jumped in the middle. I like summing up on the weekend. I'll have to catch up now.
    Congratulations on the potty fun!! We're finally there too. Mine took so long, but she is really ready now.

  4. Yes, I post at midnight on Saturday :) No worries.

    Glad to hear you're in the potty clear, too!