Thankful Thursday

“For the Lord will not abandon His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance.”

~ Psalm 94:14
Happy Thankful Thursday!  Is February coming to a close already?!  I can’t say that I’m sad this month flew by because February is a bit of a bittersweet month for me.  It’s the month my Ma was born and died in.  Unlike the past few years, I wasn’t depressed on her birthday or the day we held her funeral.  
They say time heals everything and six years later I can finally say that I feel like I’m healing from the devastating blow of losing someone who meant so much to me.  I know that I was extremely blessed to have aunt who doubled as a second mom and loved me like she had given birth to me.  My kids have this same relationship with my baby sister and I’m so grateful for that.  Whenever she comes to visit, I love standing back and just observing the way the three of them interact. There bond is so amazing.
I’m thankful that Moo got invited to her first Big Girl party this week!  This is a huge milestone for both of us.  I have a pretty big family.  So she’s been to plenty of family birthday parties for cousins, but this one is different. (Did y’all know that not many parents these days throw parties for their kids?)  For starters, she won’t be related to anyone at this party and it’s a book club party!  Y’all know how much we love books.  I can’t wait to see her in elements and making new friends this weekend.
This week I’m most thankful that since the second week of this month the Mr has been able to spend a lot more time with the family, especially the kids.  They love having him home more and not just seeing him in passing in the mornings.  I’m loving all the extra family and couple time.  Since having him home more there has been a noticeable change in our relationship.  
Listen when I tell you that it makes a difference when you make time to be with your spouse.  Before his work schedule had him on the opposite of our schedules.  In the mornings when our day was starting, his was ending.  Then he was leaving for work before school let out which meant Moo was only seeing him in the mornings and there were some mornings when she wasn’t seeing him at all because he’d already gone to Sleep Land by the time she got up. 
JJ got quality time with him the afternoon before he prepared to go to work, but it was kind of rushed.  Now we can pick up Moo up together, he’s here when we wake up and when the kids go to bed.  I’m trying not to get too used to this schedule because I know it’s going to change again sometime next month, but it’s so hard not to.  I’ve been brainstorming ideas of ways to bring in enough passive income that we can keep this schedule for the long term.
What are you grateful for this week?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Kita

    February 27, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I am thankful that even though my hubs is gone we are still being taken care of by friends. Like you my mother is gone and the pain doesn't get easier but it gets manageable. They are having such a great time up there though I know it!

  2. Natalie

    March 4, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I'm so thankful that I have a happy, healthy child. I'm still reeling over the late term miscarriage I had last year, and it's easy to get lost in that grief and forget about the beautiful little girl that counts on me for so much. I'm also thankful that my husband and I have jobs that we love and that allow us to provide for our family. 🙂

  3. LV

    March 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I am thankful that GOD is always with me even when others leave or forsake me.

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