Sunday Gratitude 2.8.15

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sweet memories of our trip to Nebraska

 

giving thanks #1601 – 1610

Laura’s help all of last week (thanks for the plane ticket, Mom and Dad)

Hannah arriving next Thursday

waking up Saturday morning and not immediately counting one more week since the accident

walking getting much, much easier

the orange glassybaby candle that makes me think of Kalkidan

delicious and thoughtful meals brought by friends

tears with friends

maps and pictures rehung in the recently painted dining room

fun and quirky gifts for the kids (freeze dried ice cream sandwich anyone?)

hugs, lots of hugs

Will you share something you are thankful for today?

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

19 Comments

  1. Melissa Parham
    February 8, 2015

    Lisa,
    I am thankful for your beautiful, precious son Isaiah. We met at in Edmonds, WA at difficult times in both of our lives but without a doubt God orchestrated those steps and made a divine appointment for us to be in that same place at that same time. We laughed together, sang together, got angry together, cried together, loved together, laughed together some more and most importantly walked together in life. He has been so influential, inspirational and important in my life – I love him like he's my little brother and therefore love your family like you are mine. I know that probably sounds crazy but it's true. I am so grateful for Isaiah Qualls (and his amazing family) – my life has forever been forever changed b/c of his friendship, love and brotherhood. You have raised a wonderful son that changes the hearts of everyone he encounters.

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  2. Luann Yarrow Doman
    February 8, 2015

    I'm thankful for a Sunday School class who has taken on our family–and getting our three kids home from Ethio–as their personal prayer mission.

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  3. Abby
    February 8, 2015

    Feeling well enough to cook while my wife has a cold
    New craft supplies and time to use them
    Sweet raspberries in the middle of our winter
    A clean house

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  4. Emily
    February 8, 2015

    Friends that come and spend the night – late night laughs.

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  5. Kate Sumpter
    February 8, 2015

    Thankful for naps in the sunshine while fighting a cold.

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  6. MommaFoster
    February 8, 2015

    My sick baby boy starting to feel better today, rest on the Sabbath, my thoughtful husband, and family who cares about us.

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  7. Michele Gaudet Hiatt
    February 8, 2015

    Thankful for a 4 mile run with my 9 year old son in a little warmer temps (40°).

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  8. AmyE
    February 8, 2015

    An amazing meeting with my son's teacher who "gets" him and trauma and truly cares about him. And you, for your amazing example during this painful time.

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  9. Glenda
    February 8, 2015

    I am so thankful for my church family and how welcoming and loving they were to our newest foster sons. They had never experienced church prior to today (according to the kiddos) and they were welcomed with open arms and hearts.

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  10. Mary Ostyn
    February 8, 2015

    Four grandbabies who took turns running into my arms over and over last evening when they came for dinner.

    Hugs to you….
    Mary

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  11. Kirsten G.
    February 8, 2015

    I'm thankful for a day of rest from my regular routine and having my husband home for the whole day.

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  12. Traci
    February 8, 2015

    …Lunch with a great friend… Having all of my kids plus some for Sunday dinner… An awesome sermon this morning!
    Thanks for helping me to remember to be thankful! ❤️

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  13. Melissa
    February 8, 2015

    I am thankful for my run today. I haven't run much for the last year… I was pregnant and had terrible nausea. I ran a bit once that was done, but then baby started getting too big. Now I've been recovering from birth. Then I ran and messed my knees up because my shoes were so old. I finally got new shoes and just went for a run while my husband watched the baby. It was very slow but GLORIOUS to have a pain-free run, 30 minutes to just be quiet and enjoy the exercise!

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  14. Peggy Clarke
    February 8, 2015

    I am thankful that my parents met in England during WW2 and have now been married for 68 years. Without this meeting, I would not exist and therefore my amazing daughters and awesome grandchildren would not exist either. Thanks for encouraging me to be thankful, Lisa!

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  15. Jamie
    February 8, 2015

    Lisa,
    I am so thankful for your willingness to share your Kalkidan with us. Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Jamie

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  16. Mary
    February 8, 2015

    That my sister's family gave our family a museum membership. When my husband is away with work frequently, me and the kids can fill our tanks with memories for free and even share time with friends.
    And, that in church today, part of the sermon was our pastor reading the entire book of James out loud, over the church.

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  17. Sharon
    February 9, 2015

    Thankful to Be reminded to give thanks. So thankful for my family.

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  18. trhanna
    February 9, 2015

    God's presence and direction as we seek a new ministry, laughter with friends, undeserved kindness, time together with friends and family we wouldn't have if we didn't have a job.

    Praying for you all the time Lisa and for your family..hugs!
    Heather

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  19. Pamela
    February 10, 2015

    I'm thankful for our sweet little baby who is due in two months. After ten years of marriage and no babies, finding out about this little one was quite the (wonderful) surprise! I'm also very thankful for my hubby, who has been taking excellent care of me during this pregnancy (well, he takes good care of me all the time).

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