Thursday, November 4, 2010

Reflections and Thanksgiving Thursday

"Our reflection can be seen in the eyes and soul of our children."
~Mama Hen
It is amazing how much of myself I see in my daughter daily. I see that she has my huge heart, compassion for others and animals, and a lot of empathy. I also see the feisty side, courage, strength and determination, which can sometimes lead to a battle of the wills. That's OK, because I want her to be a strong woman one day and watching her stand her ground is something I think will be important in the world we live in. We can learn about ourselves and how we handle things simply by watching our children. They reflect how we respond to good and not so good things in our lives. We can take note and make sure to cool it a bit when we are in traffic, dealing with car trouble and simply having a bad day. I see myself in my daughter's eyes. I want to make sure the reflection is always positive and happy.

For this Thanksgiving Thursday I am thankful for:

1.) Little Chick and my family

2.) Enjoying the holidays through Little Chick's excitement.

3.) God's never ending love, strength and patience.

4.) For the fresh air and my lungs that can take deep breaths. Each breath reminds me that my life is a gift to be lived well and with daily gratitude.

5.) Classical music. It brings me such peace and Little Chick loves to tell me how beautiful each song is.

33 comments:

  1. I love that first picture! I see a lot of myself in my son - unfortunately being stubborn is at the top of that list!!! :-)

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  2. I love seeing pics of the two of you together...the bond between a mother and daughter is like NO other :) I wish I had more pictures of my mom and I together..I better start taking more-afterall, she is my best friend along with my husband! beautiful things to be thankful for and what a precious gift Little Chick is in your life...always reminding you of how precious life truly is! Have a good night!

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  3. Love it :-)

    Jake seems to not like me lately, which makes me cry!, but I'm not seeing me in him right now :-(

    I want my little boy back!

    But, I can always come to your blog and feel like it'll be ok....one day

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  4. Love those pictures and your words are beautiful. About once a month I feel as though my daughter sees right into my soul - it's one of those moments that I'm always speechless (and I've drafted several posts about it but fail to capture the words). Anyway hope YOU are doing well!

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  5. love the picture of you both... happy Thursday!!

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  6. p.s: thank you much for praying for my sister-in-law.

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  7. Gotta love the mirror shot. She's like a little diva in the making lol!

    I'm so glad little chick is growing into such a sweet and kind young lady, not to mention beautiful.

    I never doubted that for a second!

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  8. Such cute pictures! It's so true that they mirror back everything we show them. I'm sure you are an amazing role model!

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  9. My little one is all me. All naughtiness! Just like me when I was her age. Payback time, I guess! We do learn so much from our children. Such a sweet picture!

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  10. Your little one is growing up fast. I have a daughter that always knows when I am sad or sick. She reads my eyes all the time. She is only 11.

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  11. It's amazing how our children reflect us. I love your pictures, they're always full of smiles and joy!

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  12. Excellent and peaceful as always!

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  13. Awww.. I love the photos! And I love what you said for #4 "For the fresh air and my lungs that can take deep breaths. Each breath reminds me that my life is a gift to be lived well and with daily gratitude."

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  14. Isn't it amazing to look at Little Chick and not only see yourself but see this amazing, independent little girl! I love your quote: "Our reflection can be seen in the eyes and soul of our children." I think it's one of the most rewarding parts of being a mom.

    Happy Thanksgiving Thursday!

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  15. It is so funny how at such an early age their personality shows through and I can see bits of me and my husband. It's so important to remember to keep our reactions in check because they are mimicking everything we do.

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  16. The mirror shot is too cute - Georgia is just starting to do things like that. I love your thankful list this week. Classical music is so beautiful - I love that it can incite such emotion without using words. Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Hey stranger! Just popping over to say hi! Love your Thanksgiving Thursday as always. You first part reminded me of what I'm working on...just cooling it a bit when I get stressed out, and making sure my tone is calm and not harsh to my kids. It's usually not even their fault anyway, I wouldn't want my tone repeated back thru them. Have a wonderful rest of the week! ♥

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  18. So very true, I often wonder if parents think of their actions and how they affect a child. We are such big role models for them, and they do learn by example. Lovely post as always!
    Have a great day!
    Blessings
    Jill

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  19. Hi Mama Hen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog as I have just added yours to my site.
    Love that your blog has the Christ given messages that we can all feed on.

    I'm glad your following my blog also, as my direction for my blog was about starting over and following God for purpose and direction since the passing of my late husband.

    Take care,
    Viola of;

    www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

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  20. What a fantastic quote and idea to remember - that our children are a reflection of ourselves. I think this is going to make posting on my frig as a reminder, DAILY, of being the best I can be, for them. Thank you!

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  21. Hi there! New follower! :)

    Come visit us at Our Crazy Days Called Life, One giveaway up right now and another to come tomorrow! :)

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  22. opps....

    www.ourcrazydayscalledlife.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you so much Mama Hen for your "Surprise Feature." You have such a way of bringing sunshine into our lives ;)

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  24. Love little chick's wardrobe! So sweet and cute.

    Did you get the email I sent to your hotmail?

    Have a happy thanksgiving!

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  25. You are always so positive and inspirational every single day. You are a great role model, not only for your daughter, but for all of us who need reminding to chill out and enjoy the good and simple things in life.
    You are an amazing woman!
    Bianca
    The "Let's Talk!" Mom

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  26. I just wanted to say, Mama Hen, thank you thank you thank you for putting me on as your new Surprise Featured Blogger in the NESTWORK!!
    I'm totally psyched and honored!!
    Bianca

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  27. Hi mama Hen, I too am a mother hen of many, I really enjoyed your blog, and that photo of you and your precious daugher was a classic, to always be remembered, thank you for sharing your thankful heart, we all have so very much to be thankful for, and this sure is the season to tell everyone around how much we thank the lord for all his blessings on me, Hugs Barbara from
    http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

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  28. Awww, so sweet! I am thankful for my husband (not just because I have to remind myself every once in a while why I married him) but because he really does help out a lot and I couldn't do it without him.

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  29. Thanks for stopping by! I'm now your newest follower.
    I like your blog, and your daughter is so adorable!

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  30. I love all your quotes. Every post I read that you "quote" yourself on is just beautiful.

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