Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Found in my Mom

3 Gifts Found in my Mom:

1. My mom…she is an amazing lady who has experienced more pain in her lifetime than probably any one person ever should have to experience.  Through it all, she has managed to keep this amazing smile on her face, and in her eyes.

I’m thankful for her determination to stay strong, forever young at heart, and never,ever give up on life!

My mom and her beautiful smile!

2. Next to her family, her greatest passion in life is to teach….anything! From Chinese Checkers to English as a Second Language, and everything in between.  She loves to lead the way in the learning experience, and watch the “lights” turn on in the eyes of her “students”.

I am so thankful for her passion to help others improve and learn.

A & Great Grandma

Always looking for a “teaching” opportunity.

3. Most of all…I am thankful for my Mom’s unconditional love for me.  I haven’t always made life easy for her, you know how it goes in those angsty teen-age years, but in spite of me and all the dumb stuff I did (or didn’t do) she has always loved me and made sure that I knew it!

I’m very thankful for her never-ending, unconditional love for me!

Me and my Mom

My Mom…she loves me!

Thanks Mom! I love you!

 

 

Wordless Wednesday: Teamwork

A & R working together

Wordless Wednesday: Never Gets Old

Old Glory

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

I’m not really much of an “early bird” when it comes to getting up in the morning.  I’ve left those days behind…but apparently the critter that came to visit my yard is quite the “early bird“, and it looks like they might have gotten a few worms for breakfast too! 😦

messed up yard

Hopefully, you have better things than a torn up lawn to greet you in your early morning hours of the day.

Wordless Wednesday: What’s on My Keychain

Thanks to Monique at Better Than Reality for the inspiration 🙂

my keychain

The house where You live

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts Opened Up

3 Gifts Opened Up

1. I’m thankful for these beautiful flowers that grow in my back yard.  When they are all opened up…the smell that is released into the air can be somewhat intoxicating! It’s a pure delight.

 

2. I’m thankful that my daughter has introduced the wonderful world of books and the library to my grandson.  No matter your age, when a book is opened up, a whole new world is waiting for you.  This little guy loves to go on adventures, and I know he will have a lifetime full of them, especially if he keeps this up.

 

3.  Today is the home opener for the Padres! I am very thankful for this day and I’m looking forward to the game and to when this bag of peanuts gets opened up at the ballgame!

Go Padres!

 

So many things to be thankful for…these are just a few of my favorites today. How about you? What things have “opened up” for you that you can be thankful for?

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

Wordless Wednesday – Crystal Clear View

Lake Tahoe

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

This is what my life without coffee would look like…just a blur!

coffee truck

Wordless Wednesday – My little monkeys

A & A at the park