Thursday, September 17, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY

Today I'm linking up with Sonya @ Truth 4 The Journey for "Thankful Thursday." All you need to do is list five things that you're thankful for this week! If you want to participate, just visit her blog and link up!

This week, I am thankful for...

1. My kids being compliant with our new school schedule. I am staying consistent, and I already see the benefits of doing so.

2. Friendships. Old and new.

3. Supernanny! Not that she's come here, but I've recently watched her show on abc.com, and after seeing one episode, it made me appreciate my children that much more!

4. Even when I fall short with my kids, whether I'm yelling or being impatient, they love me unconditionally.

5. Being able to bond with my kids individually. Because we have five children, quality time with each one is not always so easy. I'm thankful for the times I get to be with them one on one.

34 comments:

Pilar said...

oh, I love this meme and was wanting to join you all... :( I already posted today... well maybe I will leave it for tomorrow and do thankful thrusday today...

Anyhow, praise God for His goodness

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great list of things to be thankful for! I have watch supernanny a few times and it makes me glad my kiddos don't act like that...but sometimes I think...oh man my kid does that sometimes too!!:)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Alicia, I can so relate to this with you!

And yes, watching Super Nanny really makes you appreciative, LOL!!

Shelly said...

That's a great list! I have watched Super Nanny a lot and found that it makes me appreciate what I have a lot more too. Have a great week!

Susie said...

What a great grateful list:-)

Kathy C. said...

Those are beautiful things to give thanks for, you're children are blessed to have a Mom who values each one of them individually and desires to have that one-on-one time and relationship. Sadly, I see so much of the opposite out in our world today. You are a precious gift to your home Alicia.
The nanny was was cute too!!! LOL

He & Me + 3 said...

Alicia,

I could have wrote this list. you sound so much like me. Great list. Specially the SuperNanny one. I can relate.

Sara said...

I do the same thing. Watch 5 minutes of super nanny and the kids are angels.

Mommy24cs said...

Another great list and one I can relate to especially #5.

jen@odbt said...

I have to remember #4...that's been happening a lot between us lately. It's a part of life however I have to remember that they know I love them.

Denise said...

Such a nice list.

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Darcie said...

Really our list of things we should be thankful for should never end, huh! So much....thanks for sharing yours.

Helene said...

I totally laughed at your Supernanny comment because I do that all the time too! I'll watch it, looking for some fresh ideas for discipline, and then I end up being thankful that my kids are not that horrible compared to the kids on the show! I saw one kid who spit in his mother's face on purpose and then he called her a b**ch. Could NOT believe it!!

Chris said...

your post reminds us to be thankful at all times.. happy thursday!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Great post Alicia. I will have to link up with this next Thursday! Have a great day!!

Truth4thejourney said...

Love your list! With six children I am totally in agreement with you on the quality time, it is a treasure.

God Bless,
Sonya Lee

Divine Mrs D said...

I love your list!! Beautiful :)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love Supernanny too! It really makes you think your own kids aren't that bad after all!!

Love Collette xx

Laura said...

Those kids on SuperNanny SCARE me!!!!!!! So thankful for my kids, too! :)

BrnEyedGal said...

I love the idea of naming things you are thankful for...sometimes we forget to do that!
I agree with bonding with each of your kids and having them on a schedule too... :)
And I just LOVE the Supernanny!!!

Lisa said...

Children can be our greatest joy and our greatest challenge. I'm so thankful for the lessons that they teach us.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Muthering Heights said...

I know it must take a lot of hard work to get time alone with each one, so I 'm sure they appreciate it! :)

blueviolet said...

It's true. If ever you're feeling like your kids are a handful, just look at somebody else's and you remember how wonderful your own are. ;)

Stephanie said...

You are so right! Anytime I think my kids are wild and horribly behaved all I have to do is watch one episode of Supernanny and my mind is changed >:)

Brooke said...

Great post...I will have to join in on Thankful Thursday! I have an award for you on my page!

ocmist said...

All wonderful things to be thankful for!

Here is my list (though it's hard to choose only 5)
1. God's love for me!
2. My wonderful husband of 34 years as of Monday.
3. My kids and grandkids
4. Having had Godly Parents
5. My animals

Carin said...

Those are great Alicia. #3 about SuperNanny made me chuckle.

Greg C said...

Having that many children is in itself a blessing. Thank you for joining in today.