Tuesday, May 29, 2012

thankful

Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. We spent the morning at the pool with the boys. It was a big day for firsts...one of the twins climbed up the rock wall in the deep end for the first time. The other one decided to jump off the diving board in the deep end for the first time. He was scared. I could tell. But he put on a brave face...lots of kids from their school were there. He stood in line and climb the stairs but then turned around and came back down. He came over to me and said a kid behind him told him that he couldn't wear goggles when jumping in. He handed them to me and went back in line. It was his turn. I could see the fear on his face. Heck I was scared for him. But I just smiled as big as I could. He walked out to the edge. This time I could feel his fear. He looked at the water and when I thought he would just stand there or turn around and go back, he jumped. And I cried. I was so proud. And thankful. That I was there, that when he was frightened and he looked at me, I smiled at him and he knew I believed in him and then he believed in himself and he jumped despite his fear.

Yesterday reminded me to be thankful for the beautiful men and women of the military who have served our country and for their families who support them. My cousin is currently serving in the Army. My aunt sent me an email picture of a tattoo he got of my grandfather's dog tags from WWII. While I'm not a fan of tattoos I get it. Thanks Kevin for your service.

Speaking of being thankful I found a picture of the inspiration for the blessing art work I did for our dining room...



It was based on a picture from Traditional Home (March 2002) that I ripped out and kept for a decade, long before my blog addiction, ha!



What are you thankful for?

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