I am joining Ann Voskamp from A Holy Experience in listing my “gifts” or things I’m thankful for each week. Here are some things I am thankful for from yesterday which was Mother’s Day.

1. I’m thankful for my mother and the fact that I got to see her. I know a lot of women have lost their mothers, don’t communicate with their mothers, or don’t live close to their mothers.

2. I am thankful that my sister and I got to visit my stepmom’s grave but more than that I am thankful that I will see her again in Heaven.

3. I am thankful that my mom and my children were kept safe yesterday. They were in a minor auto accident on their way to my house and I am thankful that they weren’t injured (other than a few sore muscles).

4. I am thankful that I was able to sleep in yesterday, even if it was only a couple of hours. I woke up feeling refreshed and that was a great feeling.

5. I am thankful for Starbucks Iced Mochas. That was my treat yesterday for Mother’s Day :)

What are you thankful for?


  1. I am thankful for my two beautiful children who make me a mother (so I can celebrate Mother’s Day for myself!).

    I am thankful for my mother.

    I am thankful for my stepmothers, who make life wonderful for my dad and father-in-law.

    I am thankful I will see my mother-in-law again in heaven.

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband, who gave me the day off yesterday.

    I am thankful that I woke up this morning and get to spend another day with my family.

    I am thankful for chocolate!


  2. I love it when new people join in the thankfulness journey, and I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks.

  3. Welcome to the gratitude community. Lovely post. :)

  4. I’m thankful for all you said plus a million more! God is good, and I’m thankful I will see my Father in heaven.

  5. Thanks for the beautiful reminder. With the news being filled with sad reminders of those who were not alive to be with their mothers, I spent Mother’s Day being thankful that my college daughter was home with me… That one thing alone was the most important gift I could have had.

  6. Lovely post and a wonderful reminder for me. I must start this as well!

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