Thankful Thursday

Thursday, November 8, 2007
I am so thankful for many things....

I am thankful for my friend, Elissa. We had a great play date with her daughter, Devyn last week. The girls play so well and Elissa is one of the most thoughtful friends I have ever had.

Some people have asked where I got his outfit. The skirt is from Etsy. The shop is Evy Bleu Designs. I got two and they come with bows (or headbands) and a pin. Kate has not worn the other one yet but it is beautiful! They are extremely well made. Sometimes I feel funny posting this info but a lot of people ask and I always appreciate when others share their sources with me:)

I am grateful for my husband. He has really been doing a lot for me lately since I have been feeling sick. He is always a hands on Dad and husband but he has done even more lately. Thank you Dave!

I am thankful that my friend Staci is flying in this weekend to help me celebrate my birthday (which is next Tuesday). Dave has scheduled some fun things for us this weekend but really all I need/want is to hang out and talk with her. Staci has four young kids and her husband is a skin cancer surgeon. It is not easy for her to get away. I am so thankful that she has made such an effort to come visit.

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I am thankful that even though my boys have major selective hearing (see below), they are kind and not spoiled at all. They are truly appreciative of everything they get in life. I really am thankful for that because I see so many overindulged children these days.

I am thankful for the thoughtful birthday offer my friend, Tessa made this week. You are very sweet and I am blessed to know you.

I am thankful for the prayers people have said for me. Several people also e-mailed me checking in which was very kind. Thank you, Sheri, Leslie, Lori, Lisa, Danielle, Michelle and Jon, Denise, Steffie and anyone else I may be forgetting. Your thoughtfulness has touched me immensely.

I am grateful to Sara. I mentioned on someone else's blog (in the comments) that I am going to try to get a 100 good wishes quilt started for Kate and Sara (who I did not know) has graciously e-mailed me ideas, suggestions and thoughts on getting started. She also offerred to send me some squares. Sara, thank you for doing that. Because of you, I am really inspired to get it going:) It continually amazes me how people reach out to others in this adoption community.

I am thankful for my darling Kate Emerson. She has brought such laughter and sunshine into our life.

I am so thankful that Danielle made a donation in Kate's honor and another in my honor to the Half the Sky Foundation. Danielle is a very giving person and she chose an organization that makes such a difference in people's lives. They not only help children but as a result of their actions the families that adopt benefit as well. Danielle, I cannot express how much your generosity means to us. Thank you!

Sorry for the long post. I guess I have a lot to be thankful for!


  1. You are truly blessed! Thanks for sharing this wonderful list. I'm praying that you're feeling 100% by next Tuesday when you turn 39 again! ;)

  2. Your cup runneth over with blessings from the Lord. He is so gracious. I am praying you will be completely well and I too am thankful Dave is there to help you.
    I love the pics of the girls and Kate's outfit is absolutely darling!!!!
    I hope you have a lovely, pain free day!
    When you get a chance please send me your address so I can send Kate a quilt square.

  3. You never have to be sorry for a long post, Kim--especially when it is time spent counting your blessings.

    Still praying for you and am so excited for the weekend you get to spend with Staci.

    I am glad you're going to do a quilt for Kate. It'll be awesome!


  4. What a sweet list. So glad your friend gets to come visit you. I know how special that is.

    Love Kate's outfit!!

  5. Great list, so many good things to be thankful for. I will send a square to Kate too, funny, I am getting ready to send out one last reminder so that I can finish Myah's. I started it before she came and since she has been here I kind of put it on the back burner! It is a wonderful gift to her though! Hope you are on the mend!

  6. Kim, you have so much to be thankful for and any list at all is a good thing, I enjoy reading about your blessings.
    Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY weekend and a GREAT time with Staci and any other special things your family has planned, I'm sure they love honoring you!
    I would also love to contribute to Kate's quilt...the one you ARE going to do!! (That's coming from someone who is not doing one) :D
    I'm glad you and Kate enjoyed your play date, that noodle pool looks like fun!!

  7. What a great list of blessings! I hope your birthday is a special day!
    Happy Birthday!

  8. I enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday list. You do have so much to be thankful for. I can’t wait to hear what your thoughtful hubby has planned for your birthday. Whatever you do, I hope you have a fun and relaxing day!

  9. You are blessed! What a gorgeous family! I have two little girls from China. Both were HTS girls
    In Him

  10. You are always so gracious. Thank you for sharing such a sweet list of wonderful things.

    Enjoy your time with your friend and hoping you are feeling well again.


  11. You really are blessed! I hope your feeling better, and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY next week!Kate looks adorable in her cute outfit and your boys are so handsome!(even if they dont always hear you! haha)

  12. A wonderful list! nothing wrong with your list of thankfulness to be long! Too many sour people out there with their lists of complaints! I cert6ainly hope you feel betyter each day in the upcoming hilidays and that you are strong and able to enjoy every moment this year.

  13. Being thankful is such a reminds us of our blessings, and brings out the hidden ones! I continue to pray for you, may you find out what's going on to make you feel less than 100%.
    Have a wonderful birthday and visit with your friends.

  14. Glad to see you are back and hopefully feeling up to celebrating your upcoming big day! It sounds like you have a very special weekend planned!

  15. Oh my gosh, now I have to go buy that outfit Kate has on, it is too cute! Also, have a GREAT birthday weekend!

  16. It is a blessing to have a LONG list of things you're thankful for! I enjoyed reading it!
    Hope you are feeling better and are able to enjoy all of your birthday festivities...

    (I can see why people inquired about Kate's outfit - CUTE!)

  17. I am thankful for people like you that never forget to be thankful:=) You are an encouragement to everyone to count their blessings! And please, KEEP sharing where you get Katie Ru's darling stuff! It is kind of embarrassing to always ask - but some of us like to keep a favorites file of places to shop! Especially us waiting mamas who can't wait to dress & shop for our daughters! Thanks!

  18. I enjoyed your thankful list, bless you.

  19. LOVE your list! I hope you continue to feel have been in my prayers! Happy early Birthday too!

  20. i am so sorry that you have not been 'up to snuff'. i will offer my prayers for you to feel much better. 'it is great that despite your discomfort, you are so appreciative. your heart is in the right place.

  21. You do have many things to be thankful for! I love these lists!! Often times we are too busy to acknowledge the things that are important and special to us! Well done Kim!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with Staci! I am sure you will have fun celebrating your birthday! glad to hear that you found ladybugs! :)

  22. So many blessing to count ... and how wonderful that you take time to count them.

  23. I am thankful for you, too.


  24. Hi,

    I am just able to carve out time now to visit your TT post. I am so glad I visited. Wonderful list. Thank you for sharing your praise! Love and hugs, Lynn


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