Feeling Grateful


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My subject is:

What are five things you’re extremely grateful for? What is one thing you wish were true about your life, so you could be grateful for it?

It was submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com      

So I have been very naughty and just finished writing this five minutes before it was scheduled to be posted. Sorry if it’s not that great…

1. My son. After all those years of trying to get pregnant and failing. After all those infertility treatments, injections, and hormones I am a mom. I love my son and so grateful I get to be his mom. He has an amazing personality and I know he will make a HUGE difference in this world.fg

2. My husband. Yes he’s a big kid. Yes he’s annoying as all hell and doesn’t know when to stop being a scutch, but I love him. Plus he puts up with me, you can’t beat that.

3. My apartment. Yes, we lost our condo a few years back, but I think it was for the best (for a few reasons). Sure we have a tiny ass apartment, but it has lots of positives. Close to town/Main street, close to AJ/s school, close to his after school program, and many more. You can read more about that here.fg

4. My Parents. You can beat parents like mine. Sure growing up I hated them, every kid thinks they know more than their parents and can do a better job. Looking back I know I was blessed to have them. Now they are amazing grandparents to my son. AJ has a wonderful bond with my dad, one that he will cherish for the rest of his life and one day continue with his grand kids.

5. Summers off. Maybe that sounds a bit selfish. I commute two hours each day to get to and from work and take AJ all over the place for after school activities I am done by 8pm every night. The summer is wonderful, he’s in camp all day while I get to chill, relax, organize, and clean. It;s my wonderful down time and I am enjoy it more than anything. Hubby has been teasing me about being home all day, but during the school year he has a few hours each morning after Anthony goes to school to do what he wants. I only get that for 7 weeks compared to his 10 months.


I wish that we had better credit. I wish we could put our $4,000 deductible on a credit card so we didn’t to do without doctor’s visits, medical care and medicine. Our credit was shot when I was laid off five years ago, we are still recovering from that. Not having to worry about health care would be a huge stress relief.

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Feeling Grateful — 10 Comments

  1. Those are wonderful people and circumstances to be grateful for, I would probably list the same ones! I’m happy for your enjoying some much deserved me-time! Don’t feel guilty, soak it up!
    So you both work full time, and still health care is out of reach?

  2. Boy, do i know that feeling. I get so tired of paying insurance premiums and STILL can’t afford the treatments! I’m in the same boat you are. After my wreck we lost everything and had to start over and are trying to rebuild our credit too.

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  4. Your list of thankful makes my heart happy and reminds me to be aware of my list to be thankful for! Summers sound like a recharge for your soul and I’m glad you have them!! PS we just hit our deductible and while it sucks to pay it I’m glad it was hit before football and snowboard season commence!

  5. I need to take a minute and remember all my blessings. I had a really tough weekend and some tough decisions ahead of me, but I really do have a lot of blessings.

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