Friday, November 3, 2017

So Much To Be Thankful For So Where Do I Start

I've been reading many thankful lists written by friends and family including one this morning by 
Colette from What About Rheema. Because I have so much to be thankful for, it's hard to know
where to start. In the rush of things, it's good to pause and really think about the good in my life.

This guy...

He drives me crazy, but loves me even when I'm at my worst.
When I have a down day (and I have lots of them) he tries to make it better.
He cooks most of our meals, does laundry, mows the lawn, and sweeps the floor.
When he cleans the bathroom, he's learned to put his glasses on to see what he's missing.
He's the best "Doodah" ever to the Monkey Boys and a great dad to our kids.
I'm grateful for 45 years with him.

Monkey Boys...

Monkey Boy number six arrived two months ago and I love his sweetness.
He's a fussy guy and doesn't give his mom much time without holding him,
but he's such a treasure for all of us. I'm grateful he lets me hold him once in a while.

The bigger Monkey Boys make me laugh, though sometimes I have to cover my eyes and ears
when I'm around them. Typical boys, every bodily sound and sight is funny and they love to make
sure grandma hears and sees it all. Their hugs are the best way to make me smile.
I'm grateful for their silly faces and warm hearts.

My favorite superhero has spent a lot of time with me this year. His energy and chatter are
endless, but his heart is so big. The things that come out of his mouth never cease to amaze me.
His smile rocks my soul and melts my heart. His snuggles give me peace and joy.
I'm grateful for how much he loves to be with me.

Oh, how I love the big brown eyes of this little monkey. Getting a smile out of him can be 
quite a chore, but when it comes, it brightens the whole room. He copies everything his older
brothers do, which can be scary when he jumps from the same things they do. He's so little
but he thinks he's one of the big guys. It's so fun to hear him learn to talk and say "grandma"
though it doesn't quite sound like that. I love it anyway! He's such a good snuggler, too.
I'm grateful that he likes to have sleepovers with me.

These kids...

This picture is from over eight years ago. They've changed a lot since this was taken.
Maybe this Christmas they'll get me a new photo of them together...hint hint.
I'm grateful for them all!


  1. You certainly have a lot to be thankful for!

  2. What a sweet post. It's good to stop and take stock of our fortunes from time to time. We tend to forget the good things that are in our lives some times.

  3. Always a good thing to count your blessings, sweet sweet family you have Carol!! You are among the blessings I count, my friend! Thanks for being you!

  4. Those are truly the blessings in life, and the love of our grandchildren is the best.


  5. You are blessed Carol in so many ways. My hubby does all the same things yours does and I know how lucky and blessed I am to have him! I only have one grandson, my only grandchild, but I am glad he lives close by, so I can see him grow up.

  6. The older monkey boys are getting so big! I love to see how much they have changed. Lucky girl with all your hubby does. All the pics of the boys are the greatest. The smallest monkey boy is precious.

  7. I loved this post, Carol. You do have so much to be thankful for in your life - many blessings!

  8. What a sweet, beautiful family you have!

  9. What a wonderful post. Those monkey boys are adorable. Enjoy!

  10. 4 kids of your own and your sweeeeeet hubbs are the biggest blessings, and then all of the gifts they have given you, oh my. Your monkey boys are growing and so incredible.
    I love you Carol. Thank you for sharing these blessings

  11. You are blessed. Thanks for sharing your blessings.


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