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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Warning Serious Post from Me

As I was sitting here wondering what to write I am reminded of a post I read yesterday about a little boy who drowned in a pond. To read more about that and how to cope with loss go here for a great post. Tears streamed down my face yesterday as my heart ached so badly for this family and their loss. So today I want to thank the Lord for my 3 beautiful children. I pray that I never take it for granted that they will be here forever and enjoy them every day I have with them. I am so guilty sometimes of just going through the motions of the day and not "really" spending that quality time with my kids. Sometimes it takes a jolt like yesterday to open your eyes. So I am making it my priority to spend more time "really" being with my kids and paying undistracted attention with them. God has blessed me with my 3 treasures and I need to treat that as such while I have them.


Blessings my friends.



P.S. For those of you who wanted a demonstration of the thing I posted yesterday, I will be posting that later on today. Prepare to be amazed lol. Oh yeah and don't forget to have your funny joke or story ready for tomorrow! Remember laughter is good medicine.

20 comments:

  1. Praying for God to always be near to your precious children dear one.

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  2. I had a similar situation happen the other day and it definitely makes you hug them tighter. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I cried over her post yesterday too. Your daughter looks just like her beautiful mom. Blessings to you today!

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  4. Children truly are a gift from above! And I can relate with your post how sometimes it takes a tragedy to remind us of how precious our time with them is!

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  5. I so agree with what you say. All too often, we don't really enjoy the time God has given us with our children. We tend to push them out of the way so we can have "me time." They grow up so fast, and the time we have with them is SO short. So let us make the most of the time we are given. (This is the biggest reason for me disengaging from the computer. I was ignoring my sweet children or wanting them out of my hair so I could do my blogging. I've realized I would rather enjoy my children than enjoy the computer.)

    Lovely post.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  6. I too love my children more than anything in this world. They are 24 and 27, and the sad thing is they are out on their own and don't seem to need me any more (except for money once in a while!) Why do they have to grow up and drift away? I miss my kids so much and wish they were still here with me. I am thankful they are grown, and I am proud of them as adults, I just miss them. One is 6 hours away and the other almost 2 hours away. Why can't we live in the same town (state) and see each other every holiday, and even once a month on the weekends. I MISS MY KIDS!!! Someday they are going to understand how I feel!

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  7. Amen. They are a treasure from the Lord. And I loooove to hear you serious now and then. ;)

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  8. I too am blessed to have 3 good & perfect gifts from our Father. All too often I take my time with them for granted. I need to treasure each moment of every stage. They grow up all to fast!

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  9. Thank you for the reminder.
    Today I will be able to see my boys and my granddaughter. I will make sure I give each one very special time.

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  10. It broke my heart to hear about that precious child and makes me hyper-aware of the blessings of having my loved ones with me. This was a great post, Kim. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. May God bless your Thankful Thursday, holding you as tight as you hold your little ones.

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  11. Amen to that sister. :) They grow up way too fast, then they are gone and you wish you could play shutes and ladders just one more time. :)

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  12. Your 3 treasures are beautiful! Children are such a precious gift and I need to take more time to really pay attention to and play more with my son. He is growing up so fast!

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  13. I felt the same way when I read of their loss. How tragic and sad. Your children are beautiful. Have a blessed Thankful Thursday.

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  14. What a sad tragedy. My dh has been overly interested in the Caylee Anthony case that's all over the news. He finally said last night it was really getting to him since our little one is near the same age.

    Children are such a wonderful and joyous blessing. You have a lovely family!

    (You asked about Green & Black's chocolate ... it's a delicious organic chocolate that you can find at the natural foods markets and Target also carries it now and often puts it on sale.)

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  15. I love you too mother! You are such a blessing:)

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  16. What a beautiful post. Sometimes it takes something very sad to help us realize our sweet blessings! Thanks for a great reminder!

    And thank you for a great laugh today too. Your comment on jump roping over at 5MFM was great. I'm glad I'm not the only one:)

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  17. That picture shows me that you are a very, very lucky woman. Hold them tight and keep reminding them how much you love them!

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  18. Hold them close. You never know what the next day brings.

    What a heart felt post. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  19. That's sad. Thanks for the reminder in this post. Sometimes we do take things and loved ones for granted.

    God bless!

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  20. Very well put! My son is 7 months,the past 7 months have FLEW by! I try to cherish everyday with him.

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