Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."
~Pablo Casals
I remember this picture of little Chick from a couple of years back. She was pretending to be "night, night" with her little baby doll. That time seems like so long ago. Poor Little Chick is not pretending any more to go to sleep. The Mono has really wiped her out and she wants so much to play and do the things she used to, but her little body immediately tells her to take it easy. I pray that soon she will feel like her energetic self again so she can go climb trees, run around with our dog and simply be the energetic little four year old she loves to be.

This Thanksgiving Thursday I am grateful for:

1.) Little Chick and my family.

2.) For being able to look back on my childhood with heartfelt emotion and thanks.

3.) The Autumn's colorful leaves flying around and the cool fresh air filtering in through my windows. I love keeping them open each day!

4.) For the wonderful blogging world and its magnificent bloggers who daily show such compassion, empathy and kindness.

5.) For books! Little Chick loves to read and we spend a lot of time at the book store and library. I am thankful that we are able to fill our home with plenty of books for her to choose and read throughout the day. Not everyone has this luxury, and I am truly grateful.


33 comments:

  1. Sweet picture - my son pretends to "night night" all the time!

    We could start our own library we have so many books - and I'm grateful for every single one!

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  2. that "night night" picture is TOO cute :) Sweet girl not back to her old self just yet? hang in there Mama, she'll get there soon...that mono has been rough, bless her heart!
    I am thankful for my beautiful boys and my Man too...you help me appreciate that each and every week-thanks!!!

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  3. That picture is adorable. A "Tresure" for you and little Chick. Really there are things that we taken for granted but those simple things are those that we really should be thankful for. Most of the times what is precious are not seen by our naked eyes!

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  4. Hi Mama! Sorry I haven't been around in a few weeks. I'm so sad to hear that poor Little Chick has mono. Sending prayers and well wishes your way! :)

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  5. What an absolutely adorable picture. Oh, your little one...I hope she gets over her Mono soon. What a lovely list of Thanksgiving Thursday!

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  6. So precious! Mono, that's what she has? My heart goes out to her. In school I had it 3 times (supposedly you are only suppose to be able to get it once, not so!) I was so ill, it affected my liver and spleen and for awhile they weren't sure I was going to pull through it. I always said I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Sending hugs to her, it really does wipe you out. Sending lots of well wishes and hugs to her! Hope she feels much better soon.
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  7. I am so sorry! I had no idea Little Chick had mono! I'll be praying that she gets better very soon.

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  8. What a sweet picture of Little Chick! I'm also thankful for all the books in our home - I love seeing Georgia make books a joyful experience in her life. I love your Thanksgiving Thursday, and I'm joining in this week.

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  9. That picture is precious! I hope that Little Chick is feeling better soon.

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  10. Oh Mama Hen! That has to be so hard to see your LC so tired and weak. I'm sending positive energy your way in hopes that she will feel better really soon! That picture of her made me grin from ear to ear! By the way- I am LOVING the blog love from the Nest! So much FUN!

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  11. What a sweet pic. It's got to be so hard to keep a little one quiet when there's so much to do. Books are truly a blessing, aren't they - and there are so many beautifully illustrated books out there!

    Lie low, Little Chick. Mono will go away.

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  12. Adorable

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  13. That is an adorable picture. Hope she feels better soon and that your staying well.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by tonight always good to see you! You can feel free to email me anytime too. jill58972@gmail.com. I had regular bloodwork done about every 2 weeks. They can find out that way. I can remember my parents dragging me down the hall one under each of my arms trying to get me to move around, I went down to 80 pounds and I'm 5 ' 10, not good. I also had very swollen glands in my throat, very sick. You may want to get tested as a precaution. Iy is very contagious and it is so important to rest! I truly wish you the best!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  15. It's awesome that little chick likes to read! It's such an adorable picture, you let her climb trees?! That's lots of fun, you are definitely a sporting mama hen!^-^

    Please enjoy your weekend and have a lovely day!

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  16. Oh my goodness - that's an adorable picture. Yes, sure hope she's on the mend soon. And take care of yourself too.
    xoxo

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  17. I am so glad you're thankful for books. I'm worried for the day when technology like ipads take over and people will find little need for books and just download them instead. It takes away from the authenticity.

    Also, best wishes for little chick. I really hope she gets well soon and I'm thinking of her! It's good she has someone like you to care for her. She's definitely in good hands!

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  18. Lovely picture! I'm thankful for the blogging world & books too! They keep me connected to the outside world while being a SAHM!

    Happy Thursday to you & Little Chick!

    ~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

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  19. Aw, sweeeeeet little chick. I'm thinking about her and praying to hear that she is back to her ol'self, soon!!!! Your list is so inspiring, and I just love these Thanksgiving Thursdays. Such a WONDERFUL list!

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  20. Such a sweet picture, so peaceful. I'm sorry to hear it was mono. I hope and pray she feels better soon and you also. Being able to look back on your childhood with heartfelt emotion and thanks is such a precious gift. Your list is inspiring, how you always find the positives to look at. I'm joining in the thanksgiving too :)

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  21. That is such a cute picture! I really hope Little Chick feels better soon! It is so wonderful that she loves books! Both my boys love going to the book store and looking at all the books, I too am happy that they have a love for books. Wonderful list like always, I really love making these lists!

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  22. Mama Hen, I hope Little Chick feels better very soon. It feels like it's been way too long!

    Speaking of wonderful bloggy friends as you did in your post, I have to say thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful words. It has been a struggle to return to normal, everyday life, but it's empathetic and sincere friends like you that make all the difference. Thank you for your concern. I feel blessed to have a friend like you in my life. You truly have a heart of gold.

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  23. Such a sweet photo -- those little cheeks : )

    I'm really sorry she's having such a tough fall, that gets so long I know. When Zoe was 18 months she caught pneumonia that pretty much wiped her out from November through March (she'd start feeling better, get sick again -- and then Ella would get a bad cold). We spent so much time on the sofa reading books, cuddling, doing little projects, etc., Even though that was hard in many ways (and worrisome) I have so many fond memories of that time and those extra hugs -- and it was also when the girls learned their colors, shapes, letters and numbers from all the books we read!

    I hope Little Chick feels a lot more energetic real soon.

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  24. That is the cutest little girl in the picture. She looks like she just dropped right there. How cute!!!

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  25. What a sweet picture of Little Chick. My little one is in the baby doll phase right now, this inspires me to take a picture of her with her baby. I know these moments won't last.

    I hope she bounces back soon. It's so hard when they just don't feel like themselves.

    Thanks so much for the feature spot last week - the response was overwhelming!

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  26. such a sweet picture of little chick... she's in my thoughts and prayer. Hope she gets back to her bouncy and energetic self soon... love and hugs,

    Ruth

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  27. I'm so sorry that Little Chick has had such health problems lately! I hope she fights off this mono soon!

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  28. That is so sad that she's so sick. I hope she gets her strength back soon. I wanted to tell you that I love visiting your site...so much so that I wanted to pass some blogging awards on to you! You can visit www.ohsosavvymom.com to claim/get/see/whatever your awards!

    Have a happy day!

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  29. That picture is so adorable!
    I hope your sweet little girl feels better soon!

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  30. My MIL was the greatest at making my kids feel like they hung the moon. I think part of it was her daughters had had children very early in life, and my MIL took a lot of the responsibility for helping to raise her grandchildren. By the time my husband and I married and had kids, my MIL could enjoy being "grandmother." Every child needs someone to make them feel like they are the most cherished creature on the earth. I think your precious Little Chick is fortunate to have you to fill that role along with the other wonderful people in her life.

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