It’s Five-Minute Friday time.

I realize I went and did this all wrong on my first try, attempting to blog for five minutes, but pretty much taking me half the day (turns out I had a LOT on my mind when I wrote my first Five-Minute Friday post).

I’ll try to do a real Five-Minute post.

Starting NOW.


I am grateful for my life, and anything and everything that makes it worth living: My son. My husband. My siblings and parents. My Grandmother, Lola Vering, who is half a world away, but in my thoughts every day. My aunts and uncle who are in either Norway/Philippines, who are extensions of the close group I call “My Best Friends.” My best friends.

I am grateful for the lessons Motherhood has taught me so far, and continues to teach me day in and day out.

I am grateful for the time on our hands–time to be carefree parents and just enjoy our son, time to spend having grand vacations and mini-trips, time to waste away napping while a sleeping little boy cuddles back.

I am grateful for the promise of a new beginning. In a new home state.

I am grateful for the dream of a new home.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Far From Perfect MaMMa
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 16:35:42

    Visiting from Gypsy mama, I hope you get to enjoy some of these dreams soon! Family is something to treasure and never take for granted. I too am grateful for my family!


    • newmamma
      Jul 08, 2011 @ 18:17:41

      Thank YOU for your comment, Far From Perfect Mamma! Lord knows I can relate to you and your blog name in so many ways. But I AM grateful for all of it!

  2. Suzy
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 19:27:21

    It is so nice to sit back and list all that we are grateful for…it brings joy! Enjoy the cuddles! They are so sweet.


  3. Jen
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 02:21:11

    It’s always good to take time and be grateful…what a great post.


    • newmamma
      Jul 23, 2011 @ 12:29:02

      THANKS 🙂

      Have you visited Gypsy Mama’s blog? Every Friday she initiates a “prompt” word for fellow Mammas to take five minutes to just write their thoughts and blog about that word, hence the “Five Minute Friday” title. It’s a good way to get your thoughts out about just that one word. Moms all over link their posts back to Gypsy Mama’s blog (if they want) and they can also read what other Moms’ thoughts are. It’s pretty interesting! I love her blog too…worth checking out when you have the time 🙂

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