Thursday, September 05, 2013

Thankful Thursday

This summer quite possibly might have been one of our busiest on record.  We have traveled multiple times each month, which basically means I spent most of my time packing & unpacking (or refusing to unpack since I'm just gonna have to pack that shit again in a few days so I struggle through working out of suitcases in every room of the house & bitching because of it) and doing laundry.  Yep, I'm back, bitchezzzz.  Run-on sentences and all.  I am going to try to make a conscious effort to post more often.  I know, I know... I've said this before.  And I think I've figured out why I haven't been able to deliver on this promise.  


I don't know why, but in my head, it's like each & every post has to be off-the-charts moving/f'ing hilarious/touching/uplifting/full of messages about life & how we cope & find our joy & blah blah blah.  I don't know... I don't want to disappoint myself, not do my family justice, bore my readers, talk about the same stuff over & over, etc.  Pretty sure I need to get over it/myself/these feelings & just fucking WRITE.  I always feel so happy & fulfilled when I do.  So if you see me bein' all absent & shit, remind me of this, please.  You guys rock so hard.

(And WTF is up with my potty mouth?!?!?  It's like I've got 1.5 months worth of obscenities all pent up, waiting to burst out & burn through your retinas.  And for this, I apologize.  Sort of.  But not really.  :)

I'm thinking I should do a Thankful Thursday post every week because God knows I have SO much to be thankful for, and I would far rather focus on that than anything else.

This Thursday, I am thankful for those of you who choose to put up with my profanity  love me despite my stories about sharting  follow The Hooligan 5.  I wanted to give a shout-out & a great big thank you to a few special people today whose incredible generosity touched my heart greatly.

First off, I was elated to see that Lauren P. from Cali sent me five absolutely friggin' awesome g-tube pads for Claire. Skulls + pink bows + sparkle = badass perfection! Claire's been rockin' them in honor of her homegirl, Kendall (Lauren's daughter who also has a g-tube) & her twin sister, Khloe.  Much love & thanks from me and my "Mimi!"

The same day I received the g-tube pads, an anonymous reader sent me following handwritten note:

Made.  My.  Day.
THANK YOU for your kindness.  It really means SO MUCH.

During the same time frame, another reader (Julie F. from WI, you know who you are!!!) contacted me about crocheting some hats for our girls. I have a bit of a hat obsession which is complicated a WEE BIT by the fact that my girls have very tiny, irregular-shaped heads.  Julie was sweet enough to ask me specific measurements & custom make hats to fit both girls.  She also threw in matching custom-sized, crocheted leg warmers (pics to come this fall!) & handmade hair bows. Our girls feel so special & spoiled!!!  Please check out Julie's Facebook Page when you get a chance -- she is so talented & awesome to work with. Prepare to drool over her DARLING hats below...

I am obsessed with this picture of Claire... she looks SO twelve & SOOO beautiful.
SUPER embarrassed she needs a chin strap... ha!

Julie, you have outdone yourself, and we SO appreciate you taking the time to make these precious gifts for Claire & Lola.  THANK YOU.  The girlies send you big, wet, slobbery kisses!!!

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am so very grateful for the love & support I get from everyone who follows our family and this blog.  I cannot thank you enough for the kind words, thoughtful messages, and all the positive mojo you send our way on a daily basis.  



Chris Hempel said...

That is such a great post! Hope your little girls are well.

Christine said...

I love the hats!!! Lola's freckles! Love them!! Hugs to you all

Julia Roberts said...

Adorbable girls with their hats!

Unknown said...

The last pic, I can't stop giggling, Lola is like "seriously Mom OMGeeee wtf is on my head?" LOL too cute for words :)

Savanna said...

Cute hats!

momsmom said...

Awesome hats! And what a lovely card. Gwen, do you know where to get those g tube pads? I would love to get my hands on some boy oriented ones. My almost two year old great nephew recently had to have a tummy tube put in. Apparently his extremely low muscle tone has caused complications swallowing and aspirating while taking his bottle (he doesn't do solids). Anyway, I would love to get something like that for him. Looks like this tummy tube is going to be long term.

Good to see you posting! I feel ya on travel and not unpacking. We actually leave tomorrow for Texas after a couple weeks home. Didn't unpack a thing. Just living out of our camper and don't care!

Gwen said...

@momsmom - - This is where I usually get my gtube pads - Kate is awesome to work with & the pads are super soft and absorbable!!! She has a special little girl, too. :) I am not sure if Lauren makes them on the side too? Hers are super cute, too! Best of luck to you with all the traveling! Thx for always sending such sweet messages! Xoxo

momsmom said...

THANKS! I can't wait to show these to my sister.

momsmom said...

Thanks for the link. She ordered some..can't wait to see them.

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