Thursday, June 2, 2011

3TT: blessings edition ...

I'm definitely a "cup's half full" kind of person. I don't sweat the small stuff. And I know I have a lot to be thankful for. Today, I'm feeling uber-appreciative of the blessings in my life. Especially these ...

1. My Beautiful Daughters - Last night was Doodle's preschool graduation (she didn't really graduate since she's not old enough for Kindergarten). I took the opportunity to get the girls all dressed up and take some photos.

Later, when I was looking through the shots, all I could think was how lucky I am to have them and how lucky they are to have each other. Sure, we have our moments, but I love them more than I could ever express and I know they are destined to be best friends.

2. J - He is my best friend and I can't imagine my world without him. He puts up with everything I throw at him and his support never falters. I could tell him I was going to run to the moon and back and he'd ask what he could do to help. Because of that, and a million other reasons, I love him endlessly.

He provides for us. Loves us. And would do anything to protect us. I know how much he sacrifices to give us the life that we want and I am forever grateful.

3. The Posse - This morning, exactly one month since my first day of "forced rest" thanks to the shoulder, I rejoined the Posse for a run.

Five miles (a post-surgery PR) in the heat. I fell back and G stuck with me. The Speedsters looped back to cheer us on.

We might be a bunch of outcasts. We might be too competitive. But we are there for each other. 100%. No doubt about it. And I wouldn't trade that for anything.

24 comments:

S Club Mama said...

definitely some great things to be thankful for!! :) Your girls are so stinking cute. And they will have this special bond forever!

cql said...

Your girls are so cute! I love the picture of them all holding hands!

fancy nancy said...

You have many blessings!! Great friends and family that support you help anyone to achieve all that they are capable of!!!

Your girls are so cute!!!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Love this post! You have a beautiful family and wonderful friendships. Def. lots to be thankful for. Hugs!

Marlene said...

What a sweet post! You are definitely a lucky girl, but all of these people are lucky to have you in their lives too!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Adorable kids, a wonderful husband, and running buddies? Really, what else does a girl need?

BigHappyFamily said...

Make me want a bigger running posse!

Jen said...

Yay! Counting our blessings is one sure way to put a huge smile on our faces! Thanks for the reminder.

MotherRunner said...

Beautiful photos - you're one lucky mama! :) Great reminder to be thankful today.

Running Ricig said...

Great post! Your girls are so cute! I need more running buddies!

Rene' said...

Love this post today. Thinking about my own blessings today! Xoxoxo!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Nice post. It is always good to remember how lucky we are to enjoy the lives we have. From your girls to your husband's support to seeemly amazing friends, you have a life worth bragging about!

Emz said...

thank YOU for this.

love these kinds of posts.

Love all your awesome people in your life!

Raquelita said...

Your girls are just darling! Thanks for sharing what you are grateful for! These kinds of posts always remind me to be more present and to express my gratitude more frequently.

Katie said...

love this. it's nice to be reminded of how lucky we are.

Beth said...

your kids are just too cute. You are very lucky for all the people in your life.

LB said...

your girls are adorable!

kimert said...

This is such a great post! You have a beautiful family and I know how lucky (as a mom) you feel. Truly blessed!
What a great group of running pals, too!

Michelle said...

Great post!

Michelle said...

Loved this post! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we all have those days where it is delightful to sit back and think of all that we are thankful for.

mostlyfitmom said...

Sweet...

momof3 said...

we might be outcasts ~ but we're damned fine looking outcasts...

and I am WAY happier as an outcast, by the way... I'm just saying'.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Such a POSITIVE post I love it!! Wish I could be in your possee

N.D. said...

they're adorable!!!