Wednesday, January 25, 2012

thankful thursday {link up}

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This Thursday I am thankful for...

1) The men & women that fight for our country. When I was waiting to board my flight to Atlanta this past Sunday, I had the privilege of witnessing a sweet, sweet reunion. A mom and her 3 boys were allowed to wait at the gate for their soldier to return home from Iraq. The look of excited anticipation on their faces was beyond contagious. Almost anyone that passed by the gate paused in hopes of witnessing the reunion. Once the returning soldier stepped off the plane the entire airport erupted in applause, while his 3 boys ran to tackle him with hugs and kisses. It was such a moving moment. I so often forget about the men and women that fight everyday for my freedom... but this was a beautiful reminder... and I am so, so thankful.

2) Grown up coloring books. For Christmas one of my girlfriends sent me this amazing grown-up coloring book that she put together herself just for me. I love it. Brilliant idea if you ask me. Coloring ranks right up with doing puzzles for me... it's a guilty pleasure. It's therapeutic... and the perfect opportunity for me to use my collection of Stampin' Up markers.

3) This birthday girl. Who just happens to be turning the big 3-0 this weekend!! I am so thankful that I'm able to be in the office this week so we can celebrate:) I've already obnoxiously decorated her desk and we're planning lots of cake and presents for the day! Happy birthday Courtney! I love you baldface!


I always love reading all of the Thankful Thursday link ups every week... I had lots of favorites from last week's link ups... especially enjoyed reading Momma of Dos' list, where she reminded me to be thankful for those "slow days."

What are you thankful for this week? Grab the Thankful Thursday button from the right sidebar and link up your own post below. Be sure to visit the other Thankful Thursday participants and share the love!!

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10 comments:

Mackenzie said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm thankful for our fighting men and women too. My sister joined the National Guard not too long ago and look like she is heading east in not too long. Yikes!

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing that sweet story. Such a wonderful reminder this morning that they are are so many out there today sacraficing for my freedom.

Maria H said...

My father was in the military but he retired around the time I was born so I didn't have to experience what most military families do, but it always tugs at my heart strings. I have several friends in the military too so I have overwhelming support for our troops. Your post touched my heart.

Cami said...

Grown up coloring book?! Where can you find one??

LOVE IT!

I have a Thankful Thursday link-up if you'd like to join there :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Candice said...

I love to color. I sneak in pages in my son's coloring book sometimes :)

Flossie said...

LOVE the military reunion story. Such a sweet moment!

Connie said...

So, I came here to link up this morning...and I am reading...read number 1 and totally cried... read number 2 and thought YES totallyyyy brilliant idea! Read number 3 and was so jealous of the picture..wish I had a cool 30th bday pic like hers..Ha. And then I keep reading...AND OH.MY.STARS OF TEXAS...You mentioned my list! Never before has this happened...I want to now add to my list for todayyyy..I am so totally Thankful for MENTIONS!!!! THANK YOU. You are toooooo sweet!!! :) Have a GREAT GREAT day...you totally made mine!!!! :D

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you like your coloring book!!!! Love you :)

Kelly said...

i had to laugh when I first saw "adult coloring pages" on line...and when I told my mom about them she gave me a look - like adult coloring pages are something you'd have to pick up at an adult toy store...glad to see you are enjoying them- the clean version...

(which to clarify is the only ones I've ever seen but just the wording makes it sound like itd be something else

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and thought I'd say hello. :) I didn't know grown up coloring books could exist! Once in a while I grab a kid's coloring book (Care Bears or something haha) and color it because I just love how therapeutic something simple like coloring can be. Love it!

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com