Category Archives: Gratitude

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My Peanut got home on Sunday from camping and my heart began to overflow with joy I missed her so much. I held her in a big squish and let the tears roll down my cheeks…my heart was at home with her in my arms. I love my baby girl so much and I am one lucky Momma. ❤

Jenness

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My little Hispania came home looking like a beautiful brown bunny!! Such a beauty inside and out!!

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Blessed…

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I am blessed!! After a very long and stressful week full of Doctor’s appointments ranging from ultrasounds to a CT scan. Lots of waiting I finally got answers. Friday morning the doctor’s office called and told me that everything is fine!! I honestly with everything in me believe that it was a total God thing that all her tests came back clear. My family, friends, and church family were praying for my little Peanut girl and it worked!! The swelling is all gone and the lump is barely palpable. I am a blessed woman to have a healthy child, great family and friends and God on my side. After the good news of Friday giving my daughter a clean bill of health we went straight into a busy weekend.

We had a breakfast play date with friends on Saturday morning and then off to go shopping with Abby girl. My girls were so sweet and generous with me Abby bought me a new dress and shirt they are pretty and cute I love them!! And Peanut bought me a plant, nail polish and new chapstick. I would say my lovely little family knows me very well and I am extremely grateful for them. I then check my mailbox to see if my Mother’s Day gift from Vincent had arrived as promised. I opened the mail box and there is was a gift from the man…I was so excited then I opened the package and was blown away…he bought me an iPod touch. I didn’t even know what to say I was speechless which is a rare occurrence. 🙂 Peanut, Abby and I enjoy a girl’s night in!! We did our nails and watched Life Of Pi…oh my goodness!! It was such a good movie I would recommend it even for the little ones. After my day I know I am blessed to have wonderful generous people in my life.

Moreover than gifts I received though much appreciate what I truly cherish is the time and effort that is put forth. I enjoy the conversations and sacrifices of time to chat that my loved ones give me. I am a time person I want nothing more than someone’s time. There is no monetary value on someone’s time so when I get a piece of one of my loved ones time I truly cherish it.

Today I got to celebrate Mother’s Day with my Mom and sisters and Grandmother. It was nice to relax have a couple of beers, some good conversation and good food. We then traveled to my parents house to spend time with my family…all the cousins got to play and hang out. (There are 6 grandbabies…with 2 in the oven still baking.) I am always surprised at how well they get along and how creative their play is, we have such a good batch of kids. We ended our day at my brother and sister-in-laws house for some yummy treats and our first look at the finished nurseries for the Cooper and Paige the twin toots that are still baking. The nurseries where so adorable and I really enjoyed the hand-painted artwork on the walls the my sis-in-laws father painted. It was perfect and so wonderfully unique.

All in all this was a weekend full of love and immense blessings. ❤
Happy Mothers Day!!

Jenness

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Still Alive…

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I am headed into day five and I am still alive!!! I have enjoyed this week and am getting to know some pretty cool people. Today I got to hold babies all day!! Yep I snuggled, kissed and squished those little toots to my little hearts content it was grand!!! Mmm I love a beautiful squishy baby!! I still feel very peaceful about this new adventure and for that I am grateful I don’t have many of the new job jitters and I feel little anxiety this week and for that I am truly grateful my last battle with the demon anxiety was long and hard fought. I really am looking for ways to continue to have a positive outlook and to keep growing and finding ways to manage and cope with the inevitable trials that come on the path of life.

Part of my plan is trying to stay more outwardly focused, stay busier and to enjoy the process of my everyday life more…simple things like taking time to love on my fishy Blaze and clean his bowl, or doing the dishes so that when I get up in the morning I am not thinking of my failure to complete certain tasks from the day before. Peanut is enjoying getting out of the house and making new friends and that makes more peace at home. For which I am sure we are both grateful. For now I am continuing to enjoy a more peaceful heart and mind. Praise God for answers to prayers.

Jenness

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Learn from the past, set vivid,  detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which
you have any control: now.

Denis Waitley

Looking Forward…

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In the last week I have been so grateful that some people are only in our lives for a short time…I am shocked to be in this place because I am the kind of person who has a hard time letting people go. I am overly forgiving and I make allowances for people who I probably shouldn’t but many things and people have been helping to perpetuate me being able to not only exercise my NO muscles, but encouraging me in boldness and letting me know I am making productive decisions. I really think that everyone comes into our lives for a reason…to enhance, bring laughter, love and be helpers to you in life and vice a versa. And, then some people come into our lives to show us what we truly do not want. These are the kinds of people who granted leave and indelible mark on our lives but in the way that shows you how to avoid their type of person again.

For this I am grateful, I am grateful that when I am looking forward I can see people and their intentions more clearly. I am grateful that the broken road has a purpose and that when it is patched up it may not look so great but it is purpose is so much greater and when you do take the opportunity to look back all the potholes, crumbled patches and scars of the patchwork it shows you your strength and how far you have come. The road ahead is ripe with fresh opportunity to do it different and better and to reminds me that I can keep looking forward and enjoy what comes next.

I love and appreciate that God has granted me this perspective and is opening my heart to truth but also that I am not dwelling in bitterness and anger, I am beginning to have a grateful spirit for the trials I have faced. ❤

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Jenness

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