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A peek inside my thankful box - thankful for my mom

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

My thankful box is a little box I put thankful notes in to read on Thanksgiving, well this year I decided to do it for Christmas Eve.

Today I am thankful that I got to spend the day with my mom. We went o my daughter's - a 70 mile drive - for a 30 minute visit... I needed to drop some things off for her and the last time I visited I forgot the ornaments she made for grandma, so mom's Christmas tree was bare, except for lights until today. I took mom Christmas shopping for six of my grandchildren. We got it all done. We went out to lunch.. a very quick one. Not my choice, but time was short. While mom and I do not always get along and sometimes I think she is "not so nice" to dad, she is the only mother I have. For that she gets my respect, just because of WHO she is. My mother.

I am almost 50 years old and I still have my 75 year old mom on this earth. I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with her. When my children were all home I made sure they saw my parents and my parents-in-law once a week. I made sure we had family time with my siblings (in-laws, too) and their children. I am just so thankful for the time I have with my family.

Today I am even more thankful for my mother.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JO0926 12/8/2011 10:12PM

    I love your thankful box idea. I am going to use it along with the shuffle deck that Joyce (ASOBFALLS) mentioned in the team. I am so glad your mom is still here with you! My mom and I hadn't talked in almost a year and I am happy to say that we've been talking again since Thanksgiving. =)

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CHARMIN944 12/8/2011 11:27AM

    My mother passed away in 1997 and of course I still miss her. It warms my heart to know that you still love, have, and appreciate your time with yours.

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ASOBFALLS 12/8/2011 1:02AM

    Warms me to deep inside to read compliments to Mother. emoticon Mine died of ovarian CA in 1995..
Miss her, especially during this holiday season.
emoticon Joyce

Comment edited on: 12/8/2011 1:02:52 AM

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LARKSONGRUTH 12/8/2011 12:05AM

    Families are great, even with all their warts. Thanks for sharing a special day with your mom. My mom and dad live next door, and it is a great blessing to me. I don't like to think of the day when we will be without each other. Thank goodness for children and the eternal round of families.

P.S. I love the Thankful box idea. I keep a gratitude journal now and then, and it is wonderful to look back and remember how blessed I have been.

Comment edited on: 12/8/2011 12:06:49 AM

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CBEVNOW 12/7/2011 11:52PM

    You are very blessed to still have your Mom and i know she enjoys and thanks you for all you do for her. emoticon My mom passed away 2 years ago in Nov. and i do miss her even though we always see things in the same light.

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