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The holidays are upon us and like most people, I’m looking forward to good food and getting to spend time with my family. It’s also that time of year where we think about what we are thankful for the most in life. I can think of many things I’m thankful for, here are just a few.
My kids…. and my husband.
They keep me on my toes and sometimes drive me close to insanity but they also manage to put a smile on my face with the little things they do or say. Whether it’s Aric’s contagious laugh or Elise’s “cool new dance moves” as she calls them, They remind me to appreciate the little things in life.
Recently, E had me in tears from laughing so hard. My husband and I were having a discussion about internet trolls and and E interrupts with, “Did a troll bite you?! Are they mean?” in a serious tone of voice. I could help but to bust out laughing!
They are amazing kids and I can’t imagine my life without them! <3 My husband is pretty awesome, too. 😉
Family and friends.
My family is always there when I need them and I feel like I have a great support system. I’m so lucky to have a lot of amazing people in my life. For those who are not local to us, we use Facebook, Facetime, phone calls, etc to keep in touch. Even though they are physically far away, being able to communicate with them keeps them close.
Coffee and espresso.
I live on coffee. It keeps me going through this crazy/fun thing called motherhood. I was a heavy coffee drinker before kids but after kids, I probably drink twice as much. Being a work at home mom is far from easy but caffeine gives me a boost when I’m needing it the most.
Thank you, coffee, for getting me through the day.
Sounds crazy, right? There have been SO many times where kind strangers have helped me. Like the time E ran ahead of me to get on an escalator. Problem? I couldn’t fit my stroller onto the skinny escalator. I furiously tried to fold my stroller and carry Aric in his car seat, the stroller, and what seemed like a dozen bags. Oh, and did I mention that this happened at a subway station during the rush? Oh. My. God. What was only seconds seemed like minutes! One kind woman held my stroller while another waited with E at the top of the escalator. I felt blessed and profusely thanked them both!
There was another time where the elevator at our local train station was out of service and it was a long trip down the stairs. Again, I had Aric in his car seat, the stroller, and a couple of bags. This young man was kind enough to grab the stroller and bring it all the way down the stairs for me PLUS his own bicycle. Bless his heart!
I can’t forget about a recent time a stranger helped me. Thank you Gianna for helping carry my stroller! We met Gianna and her daughter Josie while at The Peanuts Movie event and screening. She was so kind and again, I seriously can’t thank her enough!
Wow, after writing this, it sure sounds like my stroller has given me a lot a grief! #StrollerProblems
There are still kind, good people in the world.
Reliable internet and phone from Verizon FiOS.
True story: Aric was recently VERY sick. He was at the point where he was coughing so hard he was throwing up. It was a nightmare. While my husband was working, I had ran to to the store for some Pedialyte and planned on updating Lonnie of Aric’s condition once I got home. When I got home, right as I was getting out of my car, my phone fell out of my pocket and shattered! My screen was black! I was panicking because Aric was a mess and I needed to contact Lonnie on the next steps we should take.
I must be the only person in the world who doesn’t know their husbands cell phone number by heart. =X Luckily I was able to use our iPad to message my sister-in-law for it (thank goodness for reliable internet/wifi)! Once I had his number, I was able to call him on my home phone. Having a phone and internet service I can count on was my saving grace that day. God forbid there was a real emergency!
Also, As I mentioned above, I’m thankful for friends and family. FiOS internet and Digital Voice have helped me keep connected with them and stay connected by allowing me to check voicemail from my home phone, smartphone, and more. I never miss the calls I want with voicemail and call forwarding. Not only is our internet connection reliable, we have the fastest internet speeds so I can communicate with friends and family via email, Facebook, etc, with ease! I’m very thankful for our reliable internet and Digital Voice from Verizon FiOS.
These are just a few of many, many things I’m thankful for. What are you thankful for?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a product and/or service in order to facilitate my post. All opinions are mine alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.