Tagged: thankful thursday


When Gratitude is Hard

Reposting because this is still one of my favorites. Also because we sang these same songs again at my concert last weekend and they felt redeemed…. ******* In response to all of the people who say, “I don’t know how you do it…” First, you could do it too. You’d rise to the occasion, just like I did. Second, you are doing it, whatever it is right now, whether it be crippling anxiety, a season...


Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful it’s just a sprain. Yes, Aidan fell out of his bed and, of course, it could have been so much worse. I’m also frustrated that after weeks of recovering from major orthopedic surgery Aidan is off of his feet again. We had just been adding all sorts of regular walking to his routine. But I’m thankful it will be for a short while. And I’m thankful that Aidan is motivated to walk....


Thankful Thursday – Siblings

Today, like so many days, I’m thankful for the wonderful relationship that Liam and Aidan have. Liam loves to make Aidan laugh and he’s very helpful with his brother. Aidan thinks Liam hangs the moon. Our sibling relationships are our longest lasting relationships and I’m thankful Liam and Aidan’s relationship is so strong. Liam is guest posting today about Aidan over at Adventures in MattyLand…check it out. And watch this video for another inspirational sibling...


Thankful Thursday – Affirmation

Today I’m thankful for the affirmation that I have great doctors. There can be a rift between patients and the medical community whether it be from fear, communication barriers, or power disparities. Just last week I ran across both a medical professional and another parent who know Dr. Hip who is performing Aidan’s surgery in March. The medical professional assured me of Dr. Hip’s knowledge and experience and the parent spoke of his great compassion....


Happy Thanksgiving

Here I give you my favorite Thankful Thursday posts: I’m thankful for the beach. I’m very thankful for other seizure moms. And most of all, I’m thankful for nose picking. Not that it’s a competition, but I’m probably more thankful than you are. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Counting Blessings

I stand by my words that I don’t simply want to count my blessings; I want to grow a space in me where contentment has a stronghold. Sometimes that means taking a moment to count my blessings, and sometimes it may seem like I’m digging deep to count. So here goes: I’m really thankful for my physical therapist who writes letters to justify Aidan’s medical equipment. My response to the letter we got from insurance would...


Thankful Thursday – Horse Poop Edition

I have a friend who describes himself this way, ‘If I were standing in a pile of manure, I’d get excited and start looking for a horse.” That kind of enthusiasm can be so encouraging, contagious, and sometimes helpful. He also appreciates that he needs people in his life who will say, ‘DUDE, YOU’VE BEEN STANDING IN HORSE S@*T FOR A WEEK! Wipe the smile off your face, wash yourself off, and DON’T EVEN THINK...


Thankful Thursday – Runners Edition

Liam has been running cross country this year and he loves it. Turns out,  he’s also running with a great group of boys. There is one boy on the team who does a lot of walk/running and always comes in long after everyone else. He remains determined and focused. At one meet, the boys had come in and were getting their water. I went over to them and asked, “Who has a little extra energy...


Thankful Thursday – Greed Edition

I have something to tell you, something I could have shared weeks ago. I got all giddy and wanted to share, then I held back because I didn’t want to jinx myself, then I had to work really hard to just be content. Aidan had a morning without seizures. None. Zero as opposed to the 5-10 I usually see before school. It gets better. The following night he ate dinner. ATE, as in, scooped the...


Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful because, well, really, how can I NOT be? Bonus – Ok, really, I’ve done all I can to get the very cute “I just want to kiss my brother on the phone” video up here and it’s not working. So, if you want serious cuteness, go to the video above and click Watch on YouTube and it should show the other videos on our channel if you click the button under the...