Thankful Thursday



Thankful today for bittersweet moments.  Today is the first day, in over twenty years, that I won't have a child in the vehicle with me.  The girl of the house earned her license yesterday.  Her brother has been driving for a few years and now my ride-along-buddy is gone.  

I am glad to say that I am here for all the moments that are good, bad, and in between.  It means I am healthy and able to participate and watch my children go out into the world.  Yes, it's hard, but inevitable.  

What are you thankful for today?  Big and small moments are equally important in life.  Link up and let me know!  


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  1. ...now you can tune the radio to what you like!

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    1. So right! lol My daughter, and the rest of my family, hate the way I change the radio station all of the time. She has now been spared!

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  2. Hello, pretty flowers. I am sure you will miss riding with your daughter. It is exciting for her to be able to drive on her own now. It is hard letting your children go out in the world on their own. Thanks for hosting. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Eileen, change is always hard, but necessary! She is very excited about this new venture!

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  3. congrats to your daughter and i also understand the feeling of losing your ride along buddy...i used to have a vehicle full of kids and now only the boys...although they will be getting their licenses next year...i wish time would slow down!

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  4. Oh, Michelle, I remember those days. With each child's leaving, I cried rivers. Mine were spread out so much, I had a least one at home for 32 years, but still.... My kids were my sole purpose in life. But, I made it.

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    1. Donna, the change is sad and a bit strange, but it is positive. I will make it! lol

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  5. If they only would stay puppies. I remember when I 1st started driving and mom giving up her car some.

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  6. Beautiful photo of those pretty little purple wildflowers. Oh yes, I remember those days of transition...and just like that, they are out of the house. Just one of many in the cycle of life!

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  7. Hello Michelle!:) It is lonely when your kids become independent, but you have so much to look forward to, when they chose to spend their time with you in other ways.:)

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  8. Congrats on your daughter getting her drivers license, though I know it's hard to have change like that. Pretty wildflower photo.

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  9. It is a big day for you both! Love the pic, Michelle!

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  10. Yes that's sad when they take those important steps and driving is one of them. I'm thankful to finally get some energy back and to have this glorious cool weather.

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  11. these kind of changes are hard for a mom:) You do get used to it after a while, and get to know your kids as adults, which is also beautiful to see!

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  12. I am thankful for a barn full of hay and some cooler temperatures.

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    1. I am also thankful for cooler temps. I am looking forward to fall!

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  13. Congrats to your daughter, another step of independence!

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  14. What I am grateful for today is each and every day. Even though I don't have children, I understand how bittersweet it must be to see them grow up and go out into the world. Moving to your small town and ranchette gave them beautiful childhoods that they will remember and that will help them throughout their lives.

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  15. Sorry, I guess it was farmette where you live. I have become such a Western woman, living here in the canyon.

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  16. That is kind of bittersweet... but I think mostly sweet as your kids transition to independent, successful adults.

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    1. It is mostly sweet, with a bit of sadness thrown in! But, it is all good!

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  17. Although I never had children myself, I can see the changes occurring in our grandchildren as they grow up and we remember being present for their arrival in the world. I'm sure my husband feels much the same about his daughters as well. I'm thankful to be here to share in their lives.

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  18. A lovely photo.
    A big step for the youngest to get her license. I remember a day like that well though it has been quite a while.
    I'm thankful for a sunny day and to share it with my husband.

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  19. They seem to disappear when the license arrives, and then the house gets so quiet. I was amazed at how quickly my grandchildren got to that age. Now with almost all of them driving, with jobs, in school, etc we rarely see them and I sure miss those times when they'd all come piling in. Ah me.

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  20. You'll learn to enjoy those quiet moments sometimes. It won't be long before you will be chasing grand kids around and thinking fondly of the quiet moments! LOL

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  21. I am thankful my youngest grand wanted me to go with him
    to the local community college to check on books
    and find the locations of each of his classes.
    We walked miles . . .
    And then guess what . . .
    HE took ME out for lunch . . .
    Very thankful for this very nice young man . . . my grandson . . .

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  22. I'm thankful that my granddaughter is so pleased to see me on Skype every weekend and after two hours of fun usually asks for 'just one more story Gigi' to make last even longer 😀

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