Sunday Gratitude 6.14.15

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It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything, June 2nd to be precise, and when I take time off, I often have trouble getting started again. I’m jumping back in with gratitude since it is always helpful to me. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that so much has happened in the last two weeks; I’m still catching my breath. I hope that life is beginning to settle down and shift into summer mode.

giving thanks #1641 – 1650

Annarose’s high school graduation

her party with family and friends

in our yard, which looked beautiful

both sets of grandparents here to celebrate

and all of her siblings

six children graduated – four to go (my heart – there should be five)

peonies blooming – one of my very favorite flowers

our town pool opening 

Annarose taking the younger kids to swim yesterday so I could work on a project

baseball – a great experience (and the season is almost over!)

I could go on and on, but I’ve got twenty minutes before the boys are up and the day begins in earnest. We leave for church a little after 8:00, so I have to be careful not to get behind. I hate to be late and I’m working on getting my family places a little early rather than “right on time” which often becomes five to ten minutes late. Life happens, a shoe is lost, a baseball glove can’t be found just before a playoff game (that was a bad one); I need to plan a little bit of margin for the inevitable challenges of getting out the door.

What does this week hold for you? Take a moment to leave a comment; I would love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends. I’ll see you all soon.


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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.

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