Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday...

PhotobucketEver have those moments when nothing...and I mean absolutely nothing seems to be going your way and then you sit back and reflect on life in general and realize that you've got it good?!  It seems to wash away the negativity and bring to light all of the positives.  I love those moments!!

On that note, I'm linking up for another week of Thankful Thursdays with Samantha over at "Adventures with Gwen."  You should head over and link-up to or at least stop by and leave some words of encouragement for Samantha...who spent a night in the ER earlier this week because Gwen was just diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and will have to undergo surgery to have it repaired or risk more issues with the hernia.  Reading stories like hers make me so thankful for the fortune we've been blessed with in regards to Addie's health.  I cannot imagine the thought of Addie undergoing surgery this early in her life yet, I know so many parents are faced with this and other serious conditions. 

I'm also thankful for a safe trip to and from Washington, D.C. earlier this week and my wonderful husband who played single parent while I was gone.

I'm thankful for my amazing parents who were more than willing to take Addie on for a few extra hours while I was away to fit S's work schedule so he didn't have to expend any of his precious vacation time.

I'm thankful for a special birthday celebration shared with my Poppa who turned 86 yesterday.

And to lighten the mood a bit....

I'm thankful for BOGO at Starbucks on their holiday drinks this weekend (well..actually starting today and ending Sunday).  Grab a friend and GO!!!

Again, if you have a minute, please head over and send some well wishes to my friend Samantha!!

J

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh girl I saw that Starbucks BOGO...doing that today! Aww happy birthday to your Poppa...and sounds like you have an amazing family to help you out. And I feel so bad for Samantha...I would be so scared. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and little Gwen!

Andrea said...

Is that not the saddest thing about little Gwen! I'm so glad she is feeling better. I am thankful for Starbucks too.. every day of the year =)

wallacefamilyblog said...

Oh How I love Starbucks and had not heard that promotion but now Im going to have to go:) Thanks for sharing.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yay for great husbands/dads! Too often you hear/read about these dads who won't even change a diaper. Not in our house, no way!

And what?! BOGO Sbux?? Sign me up for 2 EggNog Lattes please!

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

I hate that Samantha is going through this, praying for little Gwen. & YESSS! On the Starbucks BOGO! This is the first I've heard of it. Thanks!! :)

Faith said...

I just heard about the Sbux BOGO and I'm totally going. Is it bad that I want to get one for me and get the free one for me too? Lol I kid, I kid... happy bday to your poppa!!! A whoppin 86!! woohoo!!

Samantha said...

Thank you so much for caring SO much! I seriously wish we lived closer, I know that you would be an awesome friend :)

I am glad that you are back safe from DC, and how awesome that your Poppa is 86!!! I hope I live that long!!

And, as always, thanks for linking up!! Only one more week to go {crazy that Thanksgiving is next week!}, and hopefully I will have ONE HUGE THING to be thankful for.

Happiness Is... said...

I am right there with you for being thankful about safe travels to/from NYC and for my husband who stepped in while I was gone. What is it about having a baby that makes it so much more nerve-wracking to travel???