Ten Things of Thankful – The Remembering What’s Important Edition

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And just when you think you’ve gotten out, they suck you right back in again.

So here I am, for another short list of Thankfuls. Bet this one’ll surprise you.

I am thankful my blog (raised on the radio) got hacked. What you say? Are you crazy? Maybe. But the next 3 thankfuls will tell you why.

I am thankful for hackrepair.com, he seems like a big showy place, but he’s really one guy, who gives you his utmost attention and works until the deal is done. Also answering every piddly silly question you I can come up with. Not to mention he’s very reasonable.

I am thankful that by meeting him he also locked down this blog to prevent future hackers from tracking down this home and breaking in. (Nothing is hack proof, but this will make a big difference.)

I am thankful for the break I got from running the show over at Raised on the Radio, I needed time to think.

I am thankful that I have an amazing step-father who read my post Okay God, I’m Listening and reached out to me to say, why the heck didn’t you come to me? He is probably the most normal parental unit I own. And I forget that sometimes.

This week I am thankful for The Magic School Bus, Isaiah’s latest obsession, which has bought me some time to write.

night at the museum

I am thankful for some amazing bloggers who got me through a ridiculously tough two weeks, that I hope to never repeat. So go visit them if you want, because they deserve more than just my love.  I’m going to list them at the bottom or this is going to become obnoxious. (but they are going to count as more than one because there are so many of them)

I am NOT thankful my babysitter left me after reading my blog. But I AM thankful that I recognized my son’s moodiness today was a result of feeling her loss, and instead of freaking out at him (ok I did a little, I’m not perfect it took me a second to put 2 and 2 together) I hugged him and loved him and let him cry about silly things. And even paid to rent a movie on Amazon Prime for him to make him feel better.

And, if you read my blog you will know, that I am Thankful to God. Thankful that He shook me up a little this week. I needed to get my priorities straight. I am still working out what that means, but I have a fairly good idea.  You may have to read this twice. But it gets to the heart of the matter:
Proverbs 18:12-14

Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.
To answer before listening
that is folly and shame.
The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?

As I said, I am listening now. I thought the things that happened to me last week could never happen, I think I also wanted to be famous – maybe a little? I forgot why I was doing this, God gave me time to remember. I am Thankful for that most of all.

Now go give a little love to the fabulous women who you all have to thank for me not giving up blogging forever.
Sarah – The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Sarah – Left Brain Buddha
Jean – Mamaschmama
Kristi – Finding Ninee
Stephanie – Mommy, For Real
Rachel – Tao of Poop
Deb – Urban Moo Cow
Kimberly – Make Mommy Go Something, Something
Katia – I Am The Milk
Kath – Kat’s Theory of Music

Ten Things of Thankful