{Thankful Thursday: August 1, 2013}

Ooooo I don’t think I’ve had Thankful Thursday that has fallen on the first day of the month yet. Or, I have and just don’t remember it {most likely this is the case}. This year is totally flying by, but I guess they all do right? We’ve had such a whirlwind of a year and it will continue to be with the anticipated arrival of Baby McBailey – 10 weeks to go. Crazy right? It’s going by so fast.

This Thursday I am beyond thankful for my mother. My whole family is on vacation in Isle of Palms, SC this week and due to my bed rest and travel restrictions I was unable to join them. For the first time in 5+ years I’m not on vacation with my entire family, which happens to be the ONLY time in the entire year we are all in one place at one. Needless to say, I was {still am} very upset that I wouldn’t be able to spend one full week with my most favorite people on the planet. I’ve mentioned before that my family is just a down right good time. They are hilarious, laid-back, and we have a total blast when we are together. So yes, add in my pregnancy hormones and you have yourself a full-fledged depression.

However, my husband took the week off of work to hang out with me, which is ridiculous and wonderful and caring and loving and amazing. Then to top that off, my mother put together a daily “thinking of you” gift {which she sneakily arranged with my husband} that my husband gave me the first morning when my whole family was gathering in South Carolina. It contained the cutest little outfit for Baby McBailey and a small photo album. She’s mixed in gifts for me and gifts for the baby. It’s been so much fun, something to look forward to each morning, and has brought the biggest smile {and sometimes tears} to my face.

My mom is just…*crying*…being so caring, and thoughtful, and wonderful, and loving. Which is how you can explain her to anyone you meet. She loves me {and our whole family} more than herself. Which, from what I’m finding with this little one in my stomach is how you feel as a mother. I’ve never really understood how she hurts when we hurt, worries when we worry, laughs when we laugh, until now. My child hasn’t even entered this world yet and I would give up everything just to ensure he/she is safe, loved, and happy.

So today, August 1, 2013 I’m thankful for being blessed with a mother who extends herself, gives of herself, and thinks of me and creates something special when I’m feeling down in the dumps. I probably don’t say it enough, but thank you Mom for being a Mom I get to brag about.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

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