My time as a SAHM was completely captured the whole two weeks before the holiday. I had two sick little boys, and 1 sick daddy. I was not able to get on here and post some daily things that I wanted to post. I was really getting discouraged and had a rough two weeks. I was getting worried that we would not be celebrating Thanksgiving at all.
Parker and Kaden both landed in the Pediatrician's office the Wed. before Thanksgiving with ear infections. Poor Kaden was really sick. It was his first ever and it was VICIOUS. He had (DOUBLE) ear infections and ended up on two antibiotics before we saw any improvement and drop in a HIGH fever. All of that caused me to go with LITTLE SLEEP for about 72 hours. Rest seemed like an eternity away when I was coping with him. I must not forget one other detail ;Parker was getting over Pink Eye from the weekend before and Mike was coming down with a 24 hour bug! To top it all, the Thursday before Thanksgiving-I got a 12 hour bug or had a mild case of food poisoning-causing Mike to re-arrange his work schedule that AM. Hallelujah! We survived and we are well! We had a beautiful Thanksgiving with some friends from our church small group. It was a joy to have a break from cooking this year. We missed celebrating with Mike's family but we hope to be together next year with them for Christmas.
So, I am finally getting to post my Thankfulness in a unique way.
I have not done this in a LONG time, but it was fun to do and I need to do this yearly!
(Christy has a great ABC Thanksgiving List and it motivated me to share this way.(Since I didn't get to do my top ten list).
So here is my acrostic for THANKSGIVING-from my view as a S.A.H.M....
T-Time spent with the Lord and his word and being home with my boys=Priceless
H-Hugs and happy giggles from Parker & Kaden, and Hershey Kisses
A-Amazing Husband who loves me, accepts me and appreciates me for all my flaws and goes above and beyond to be the best husband for me and daddy to our boys! (So much more I could say here).
N-Nap time (no other comment needed here)!?
K-Kids-Parker our favorite red-headed 3 year old & Kaden our newest addition and beautiful blue- eyed boy
S-Starbucks Vanilla Chai Tea Latte with non-fat skim milk (a therapy drink this year :)
G-Girls Night Outs...(SO AWESOME to have them when I can get them).
I-Incredible parents (my parents & in-laws) doubly blessed
V-Valuable friends who take the time for me, our family and help us out when we really need it
I-Internet-My connection with so many dear and far away; I am forever grateful for the support it brings to connect with so many!
N-New Beginnings; No day is ever a repeat of the "rough days" as a S.A.H.M. and God's word reminds me of this sweet promise- Lamentations 3:22-23 "Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
G-God! His love, strength and most of all salvation for me...I could not be the wife, and Mom today if I didn't have him!
What would your THANKSGIVING Acrostic say?
Can't wait to read your acrostics!
Happy Thanksgiving to all :)