Why hello there November! I didn’t expect to see you this soon, but alas the year has flown right on by and you have arrived. With your cool weather and holiday spirit, you are by far one of my favorite months.
As a mom to 2 toddlers, I am often all wrapped up in the day to day CRAZY that we call our lives. It’s a non-stop, bee-bop of CHAOS, but what I forget that it’s purposeful chaos. There is a reason for this madness and under all of the crying, temper tantrums and fits there are these 2 toddlers that I am so thankful God put in our lives. These toddlers have changed our lives in ways we will never know.
This month I wanted to remind myself of the purposeful and try not to think too much about the chaos. In order to do that, I’m taking each day in November and recognizing why I am thankful for my toddlers. Rather than dwelling on the filthy kitchen floor or soap that is all over the toilet seat (don’t ask), 30 days of thankfulness for all these toddlers have brought to our lives.
Who needs one day of thanksgiving, when you can have 30? 30 days of gratitude, no dwelling on chaos. I would love for you to join me, more details below.
Today I am thankful for LAUGHTER. Both the laughter that our toddlers bring to us, and for their laughter.
Life can be heavy. Times can be tough. But with the innocence of a toddler, all you can do is laugh. Sometimes it maybe after crying, but at the end of the day they are new to this world and don’t no better.
And when you can’t laugh? The sweet sound of my little Zeke’s laughter or the evil HA HA HA HA laughter of my Izaiah always lifts my spirit when down in the dumps.
Day 1 1 of 13On the first day of the 30 day thanks challenge I give thanks for my toddlers.
Read Thankful for Laughter
Day 2 2 of 13Grace is something all moms deserve.
Read Thankful for Grace
Day 3 3 of 13What are the priorities in your life?
Read Thankful for Priorities
Day 4 4 of 13Is your life surrounded with noise? Today I am taking time to appreciate silence.
Read Thankful for Quietness
Day 5 5 of 13Patience is a virtue!
Read Thankful for Patience
Day 6 6 of 13A toddlers smile can make a sad heart happy.
Read Thankful for Smiles
Day 7 7 of 13With 2 toddlers with crazy sleeping schedules, this mom is thankful for SLEEP!
Read Thankful for Sleep
Day 8 8 of 13Sick toddlers = snuggly toddlers!
Read Thankful for Toddler Snuggles
Day 9 9 of 13I never thought I'd be the mom giving her kid an iPad for sanity.
Read Thankful for the iPad
Day 10 10 of 13Our kid Zeke is amazing. He rarely cries, no temper tantrums (yet) and wakes up smiling.
Read Thankful for Zeke
Day 11 11 of 13After growing up in churches that we disliked, we vowed not to do the same to our kids.
Read Thankful for Our Church
Day 12 12 of 13Thank you to our soldiers for our freedom.
Check Out These 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids
Day 13 13 of 13We are so thankful that our toddlers are healthy. Sometimes their energy drives us nuts, but thankful that they have it!
Join me in gratitude! Link-up your blog or leave a comment on why you are thankful for today!
Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.