Growing a Tree

We started growing a tree today.

In the Living Room.

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It’s our thankful tree.  Each day we are going to write things on leaves for which we are thankful.

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Next step is to write our thanks on them and put them on the tree every day until Thanksgiving.

I have much to be thankful for, but here is one I shared on Facebook and want to elaborate on here.

Today is one year since I unexpectedly became a stay-at-home mom when my job, for all intents and purposes, was eliminated.  It was a welcome, albeit challenging, transition.

I didn’t know what to do with myself.  And due to car issues, I was not only stay-at-home, I was ALWAYS stay-at-home.

Suddenly I was Patrices’ whole world.  I changed the diapers, I decided how much tv she watched and what she ate.  THAT PART?  WAS AWESOME.

Slowly, all of it was awesome.  A lot of the anxiety I had dealt with since Patrice was born, was gone or reduced.  Life was so uncertain,  but so much easier to bear.

It’s been a good year.  Now am I not only home, but so our the girls as we have taken on homeschooling.

And it is beautiful, and for this I am so very thankful.

I think I should go add the first leaf.

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The tree trunk is free hand, but the leaves are from a template at Live Craft Eat and can be found here.

Survive til you Thrive!

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