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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Thankful Thursday

This week has been full of ups and downs. I had a hard time being Thankful today, but I am pulling myself together and looking at the light at the end of the tunnel and not the muck on the bottom of my shoes that has been holding me down.

On a sad note, our community lost a sweet man last week. Mike B. was a Cub Scout Den leader and good father to his young sons and husband to his wife. He was an excellent roll model to all of the Cub Scouts in Pack 44. It was a pleasure to share the sidelines with him and watch our children at the YMCA play soccer, T-Ball, basketball and swim in the pool. He was one of the happiest and most joyful men to be around that have ever met. I am Thankful beyond words that I had the honor and pleasure to know him for the few short years that I did. Mike, you will be missed.

I am Thankful for the card that my Wing Nut made for me yesterday, it brightened my week.

I am Thankful for the sticky, smiling faces of my children as they eat homemade ice cream.

I am Thankful for unlimited minutes on my cell phone and the uplifting conversations that I had today with my mother and my mother-in-law and the help from both of them and my father today.

And boy oh boy am I Thankful for Zoloft this week. There were were several times when I don’t think I could have made it though the day without a blanket and a dark corner to hide in.

I am Thankful for my sleeping baby girl who is curled up on my lap, making cute sleepy noises 🙂

But, as always, I am Thankful for my happy, healthy, wild little beasties that run around my house all day long driving me crazy, I am Thankful that we have a roof over our heads and for our wonderfully supportive group of friends and family and all the ways they help us.


So what are you Thankful for today? It is so easy to join in and tell everyone.

Here is how Thankful Thursdays works:

1. Post your Thankful Thoughts on your blog. Somewhere in your post please mention The Nut House and http://ourhappynuthouse.com/ so that your friends, family and visitors know where to find other Thankful Thoughts. You can also grab my Thankful Thursdays banner and link to that. Once you have done that you can come back here and add your post to MckLinky.

Not every one has a blog, so:

2. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a Thankful Thoughts comment in the comment section.

3. You can show your Thankful Thoughts any way you like, as a list, as a story, as one word, one sentence or just a picture.

Have fun!


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