THANKFUL THURSDAY!!!!

.....appreciating the little BIG things x

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It’s Thankful Thursday!!!! Yayyyyy!!!

Being a young (working) mom it’s easy to get sooo caught up and forget to appreciate the Little Big Things – that’s why I started this series on my instagram page @oby_o some weeks ago as a reminder to focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have.

It could be anything…. Basic stuff, not so basic stuff lol so today:

I am Thankful for a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day….sometimes a screw driver, but let’s call it wine lol.

I am Thankful for the grace not to be embarrassed when J does something awful in public, because he’s only a toddler and THAT’S WHAT TODDLERS DO (do not be fooled by the “instagram image” being portrayed these days lol) they scream and throw tantrums and stare at adults and put things in their mouth BUT I’m his mother, and I love him ANYWAY.

I am thankful for my parents’ and their exemplary marriage of promises kept, vows meant, memories made and love tested but unconditional. It keeps me going, on those days that I really want to snap “his” neck lol

I am Thankful for “The Village”- the one it takes to raise children. My village is AMAZING – The Hubs, J’s nanny, his Grandparents on both sides (whose love for J is quite remarkable), and our siblings on both sides. With all the chaos in our everyday lives, I’m grateful for the stability and constancy that is “The Village”

J at 5 months and that's the back of Nanny V's head lol
J at 5 months and that’s the back of Nanny V’s head lol

And to conclude, I’m grateful for 5:30pm on a weekday. As much as I appreciate the challenges and fulfilment I feel from “the job” (and that credit alert at the end of the month is pretty cool too lol), there’s no greater joy than driving in at 5:30pm to the most excited cheeky little monkey standing by the door, waiting for “playground Time”. Sometimes he starts off before me at 5:00pm and I join in at 5:30pm but knowing that he’s waiting for “mama” to join in…..there’s no better feeling.

mY HAPPY LITTLE mAN
mY HAPPY LITTLE mAN

I admit I am one of those who sometimes forget to appreciate what I have, the little I have. But I have recognized this, even in others. So I am trying to change it; because if you don’t express what you are thankful for — in your own private moments, it is very hard to be happy.

So let’s start with appreciating the little things on Thankful Thursdays!!!

What are you thankful for??

Love & Light,

Mrs O. 

P.S: Thank you EVERYONE for all the love and support!! I receive the most hilarious, and sometimes the most heartfelt e-mails and comments. I’m grateful for everyone in this space, the new friends I’ve made here already, you guys are amazing!! Be you a SAHM, WM, WFHM, etc., there is an unspoken solidarity between moms which brings a level of courtesy, kindness even, and a certain sisterhood which is quite unexplainable.

It’s important for moms to commiserate, even if it’s just to hear each other vent, without feeling judged.

Hopefully one day we can all meet up! X

23 COMMENTS

  1. Well first, i’m thankful for God, without him there would be no me.. i.m thankful for life, hope for a better tomorrow. I’m thankful for the love of family, love of a great partner, love of a few friends. I’m thankful for laughter shared, tears wiped, happy moments, disappointments, for without it all, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. I’m thankful for open doors and shut ones too. I’m thankful for my career (even though I’m trying to switch from litigation to another field and the transition isn’t easy as there are not many opportunities out there). I’m thankful for it all.

  2. I am thankful for the little things in my life , sometimes those are the things that actually make you happy the most the smile on my son’s face sometimes just make me smile with my heart and soul , I am thankful for my husband for being the best husband and dad for us and am thankful for my entire family . Also thankful for being here today right here right now at this very moment . keep doing what you do Oby , because you are such an inspiration . Xx

  3. Am thankful to God for life..to my mother for staying by me during my last 2month of pregnancy and till birth….am thankful for inlaws (mother and sis inlaw to be precise) that has been switching places to take care of BabyF since i resumed work…thankful for my hubby who has really been supportive and helping during the midnight wake up call (lol..) and for understanding me while i was been emotional after birth as i was so blown away by little being God gave me…thankful for 4pm nursing mother closing hr…thankful to all first time mamas that i learnt a thing or two from…am thankful for both sad and happy moment …am thankful cos i know tomorrow will be great..am thankful for the opportunity to be thankful #thankfulthursday

    • Awwww! you are sooo blessed! I also had amazing family support, it goes a long way!! And i enjoyed that 4pm nursing mother closing hour hahaha! it was everything!!

      In all things, we give thanks! well done mama x

  4. I am thankful for life, thankful for the new joy growing inside me,thankful for a great partner, thankful for my ever supportive family, v been going thru a lot lately but m always thankful.

  5. Lol.Firstly,God is a constant and so there’s no gain saying I’m most thankful to him.I’m thankful for food,family,love,laughter and above all my banging head that has kept me wide eyed enough to read this post and be thankful for all of these. Btw,your boy’s smile keeps getting cuter by the day. 🙂

  6. I am thankful for God’s protection on my children while am away from home during the week. I am thankful today is Friday and am going Hooooommmmmeeeeeee to see my children. Sorry am excited. Am really thankful for U too Obi, U have a good thing going on here.

  7. 1st, i’m thankful to God for the salvation of my soul, for His divine grace and unconditional love over my life, and for remaining ever Faithful even in my unfaithfulness.

    2ndly, i’m eternally grateful to God for the gift of my nuclear family; my husband, Mr B, and my son, Baby K. I bless God for His love and mercy upon us and the love among us.

    3rdly, I bless the Lord for where I’m coming from, where I am now and where He is leading me to in Jesus Mighty name.

    You’ve got a fantastic thing going on here Oby. God bless you for this. Hugs!!!

  8. 1st, I’m thankful to God for the salvation of my soul, for His divine grace and unconditional love over my life, and for remaining ever Faithful even in my unfaithfulness.

    2ndly, I’m eternally grateful to God for the gift of my nuclear family; my husband, Mr B, and my son, Baby K. I bless God for His love and mercy upon us and the love among us.

    3rdly, I bless the Lord for where I’m coming from, where I am now and where He is leading me to in Jesus Mighty name.
    You have a fantastic thing going on here Oby, and God bless you for this. Hugs!!!

  9. Im thankful to God for the opportunity of been a mother. I’m thankful to God for my Amazing family(nuclear & extended), I’m thankful for the Gift of life and I’m also thankful for this page/mummy group. Thanks oby.. I’m really enjoying everybit of it n learning too??❤️. P.s; you said you’ll follow me on ? you didn’t .. We will fight oh lol just joking Hun ?

    • Lol let’s not fight oh, please send me a message on snapchat now – so i’ll add you. I’m always looking for new people to follow 🙂

      Glad you like the blog! Stick around, i think you’ll enjoy it x

  10. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

  11. I am thankful for my life and my boys. thankful for where i am now and where i’m going to, thankful for my relationship with God.

    Ineed your prayers sister’s, my sister had a baby early this month after trying for two years… just this week, the doctor called her to come in with the baby and when she did, she was told they needed to run some test on the baby that they suspect she has “KRABBE” disease is an inherited disorder that destroys the protective coating (myelin) of nerve cells in the brain and throughout the nervous system. Please put baby Nwadi in your prayers as the doctors have given us 2months for a repeat test for confirmation.

    Thank you…

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