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Friday, September 8, 2017

Celebrate Those Small Things!

This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain,  and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

I'm back! I only meant to take one week off, but things went crazy and before I knew it, two weeks slid by.

1) My son is back from Boot Camp and Training! Yay! or yay? This one is bittersweet, and one reason I skipped two weeks. Two days before his graduation, his hip gave out during an easy run, and after an xray, turned out to be a complete hip fracture. He was immediately moved into surgery and received two screws. The good thing: this happened after the official training was over so he doesn't have to repeat anything but was allowed to graduate. The bad thing: Well...broken hip, of course, and six months before he'll be back to form. But at least, he can heal at home and continue all of his college courses online.

2) Health and the ability to eat everything again! Last week, the stomach bug decided to slam through our family. It was quick, so that was good. (And another reason I missed last week).

3) Noticing that my kids are turning out just fine as they grow up. Any mom understands this one. Last week, my two children lost a friend to a car accident. I was impressed how they handled it and gave comfort to their friends, never showing the slightest hesitation in their beliefs and using it as a support for themselves and others.

4) Watermelon! My hubs decided to try to grown some in our wasteland. . .*cough*. . .what was once a vegetable garden. (Nothing ever grows there, so I moved the garden to another spot, one that actually grows vegetables). Low and behold, watermelon grew! We have 5 or 6 juicy, sweet melons and my hubs is all smiles.

What about you? What have you been up to which put a smile on your face? See a flock of birds fly by? Catch a helping hand in a time of need? Did you get the chance to help someone else? What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Wow, shame he broke his hip. Glad they let him graduate and didn't boot him out for it.

  2. Oh my gosh! Glad he still got to graduate! And I'm also happy to hear that the bug has left the vicinity!

    Cheers to watermelons! We had one growing up around work by accident - no one knew how it got there. It produced one healthy watermelon and that's it, but not too shabby considering it sprouted up out of nowhere and wasn't touched.

    Your kids all sound like great people. :)

  3. Ouch! A broken hip is no fun, but at least he still got to graduate.

    Sorry to hear about your children losing a friend that way. That's hard for anyone. Good job raising such wonderful kids!

  4. Glad your son still got to graduate and you're health is better. Definitely worth celebrating.

  5. A broken hip is a hell of a thing. >_< But I'm glad he's all right and didn't miss out; hope he heals well. And I've heard from quite a few parents how comforting it is to see that their kids are turning out well, so I'm glad you get to say that.

    I... have nothing good to report from this week.

  6. A broken hip sounds painful. Wonder how that happened during a run? Hope he heals well.

    It must be immensely gratifying to know your kids have good (and kind) heads on their shoulders. Nice to know this is possible in this age of bullying.

    The last watermelon I bought at the store was a disappointment, so I guess that means the season is winding down for us. Until next summer, watermelons. I'll miss your juicy sweetness!

    I vividly remember our family succumbing to roto virus many years back. It was completely horrible.

  7. Sorry to hear about your son, but awesome that he gets to be at home to heal.

    I need to make sure I get back on the good things cycle. I have been seriously remiss in blogging duties.

  8. How awful about your kids' friend. So tragic.

    Sounds like you have some wonderful children. Truly, something to be thankful for.

  9. Sorry to hear about the loss of your children's friend. It's great that you raised them right so they could support others.
    I hope your son is recovering nicely. What a strange thing to end up with a fractured hip after a simple run. It's almost like a freak accident. I know anything can happen at any time, but wow!
    I am so jealous that you can grow watermelons! When I was a kid, I tried to grow watermelons from a seed, but it never grew past a few roots. No one I know has ever grown watermelons in their yard. I don't think it can be done in California, so yeah, I'm jealous. Kudos to you and your husband!


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