Five-minute Friday~Remembering to be Thankful



Five minutes. Okay. I can do this. This is my first time participating in the five-minute Friday linkup, but I thought it would be a great exercise to hone my writing skills…or just randomly throw my thoughts out to the world-wide web Wink I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker over at The Gypsy Mama and today’s topic is “Remember.”

My hubby has been out of town for the last three days, so it’s been just me at home with the kiddos. Three years ago, I wouldn’t have been capable or trustworthy enough to handle it. Headaches, seizures, depression, insomnia, addiction…I was a mess.

So this morning, though I really wanted to stay in bed, I got up, got the kids ready, and made it to school with time to spare. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? For me, it used to be impossible. Besides the fact I was a wreck personally, I couldn’t drive anyway because of the seizures. Way too much responsibility fell on my hubby. Those memories make me sad, but I do remember. I do remember all that he did. And does.

I don’t praise him enough, usually because then I never hear the end of it. Undecided But he is awesome.

So honey, I hope you read this! This Five-Minute Friday is in honor of you…because when you’re gone, I realize all you had to do for the seven years I was gone…or at least not completely present.

I love you!  IMG_1578



  1. Elizabeth Meaders says

    You made me teary this morning; I’m so glad you see his goodness!

  2. Chandra Hadfield says

    Your blog is beautiful! I love that you honored your husband today. I can so relate to depression. Much of my blog was centered on what I was going through 2 years ago with it. You did awesome for your first FMF! Welcome to the club!

  3. Jan Hedden says

    Glory to God for where you are from where you’ve been! Luv ya, girl.

  4. Love this and am so glad I stopped by! Praise God for all He’s done in your life! And welcome to Five-Minute Friday, too…so glad you participated! Blessings! 🙂

    • Thanks Mel…I checked out so many new blogs this morning I can’t remember one from the other right now, but I know I saw yours 😉 Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m going to try to continue the Five Minute Friday. I mean…I should at least have five minutes, right?

  5. Welcome to Fridays, Celeste! It’s a really sweet community … and thank you for sharing your story. Trust me, you are not alone.

    • Thanks LInda! I definitely know I’m not alone which is why I share my story. God has called me to be transparent so that others might not be afraid to reach out for help. Too many people are hiding behind addiction.

  6. Your Hubby says

    That is the Best Blog Post I have ever read :)) I am so thankful for Gods blessings on our lives!!

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