Monday moments of gratitude- May 9th

Monday, May 09, 2016

Linking up with Shaunacey again this week!

After quite the difficult weekend I'm forcing myself to find stuff to be grateful for. Having a birthday and Mother's Day all in one weekend is way too much.  Especially with no food or alcohol. I wanted to just sleep the weekend away but I didn't.  Nor did I cheat.

Here are some things I'm grateful doe this last week. 

1. First and foremost I'm thankful I have a house and healthy children and things. Unlike a lot of the residents of Fort Mac who fled but left their personal belongings. We couldn't stop watching the news it was so terrible. Donating to the Red Cross at every store I went into since last Wednesday feels like nothing. I hugged my kids tighter last week.

2. Speaking of kids. I'm thankful to be a Mom and to even get a Mother's Day. My kids spoiled me rotten. They served me coffee in bed with a new tray they got me from chapters. And Mady got me a really pretty tea set. Nick also got me a Starbucks water tumbler which I adore. And of course handmade gifts. Which are always the best. :
(Nevaeh made this wind chime )

3. I'm grateful for my mom. Who like gave birth to me. And made me awesome. Thanks ma. She also put up with me and my sister while we were teenagers. And poor woman I made her a Nana at the age of 41. She's a great Nana and my kids love her to pieces.  

4. Last but not least I'm  grateful I get a birthday. I'm choosing health this year over everything else. I'm choosing to lower my blood pressure ( which is down by the way) and do what I can to control what I have control over. Too many others have not had the privilege of turning 36. And while I want to complain I won't. I'm lucky. So even when the weekend didn't go quite as planned it's fine. My family celebrated with me and my parents got me Adele tickets so there is always that lol!

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  1. Adele for the win. Great perspectives you have!

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    1. Thanks:) and yes, Adele for the win fo shizle.

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  2. Aww! Sounds like you had a really sweet Mother's Day! The gifts your kids got for you are wonderful!

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  3. omg the kid drawings, heart melted!!
    I LOVE that you were able to find so much to be grateful for even after a challenging week. You are so strong to not cheat, seriously, I admire you will power lady!!! GO NICOLE GO!!!

    Simply Shaunacey

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  4. I just love homemade gifts from the kids. You have such a great family! Yay for not cheating...so proud of you and your accomplishments thus far!

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  5. Sweet post, Nicole. Your grateful attitude of choice definitely shines through in your words. You're genuine - thank you!

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    1. aww thanks for your kind words :)

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  6. Way to find the good amidst the challenging! Great job on staying strong! Okay so what is Chapters? You and Shaunacey both mentioned it...
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

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    1. Chapters would be your Barnes and Noble I guess. Plus home decor and girly stuff. And it has chapters. :$

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  7. You are a breath of fresh air! Your family is so sweet and you are a good mama so I am so glad that you got spoiled rotten! And by the way happy belated birthday lovely lady, next year we can celebrate in Toronto!

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  8. We're practically birthday sisters! I agree, it's a lot to have your birthday and mother's day in the same weekend. I always feel like my family kind of gets off easy - they just combine everything and call it good :)! Love all the cards and gifts from your kiddos!

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  9. I love all the gifts!! Soo cute! And it was so sad to see all that devastation in fort Mac, your number one is so true... Being greatful for a home and family. These daily things that we take for granted sometimes. I would be devastated if we lost our home because of all our memories here.

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  10. Obviously your girls share your creative spark. Those sweet gifts are true treasures. You are loved, mama.

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