I know it is not mother’s day or anything, but I just wanted to dedicate this week’s blog to my mom Mary Rose. I went home this weekend and realized the little extra special things she does for me, my brother and sisters, which just warms our hearts. I want to give her a special dedication because it hit me how much I appreciate her motherly doings. It is the little things like changing my clothes from the washer to dryer, or refilling my cup of water while I’m eating lunch or filling up my tank of gas without telling me. She is also notorious for writing little notes. Saturday morning, I had to wake up early for work, and she had a post it on my to-go cup of coffee — “I love you, have a good day at work.” I always had cute little things like that growing up, and it only took 20 years to recognize how much I really love it.
One day I hope I can be a wonderful mother just like she is. She makes my days so special. My mom is my best friend, the one I always turn to for help, and the one I call to go shopping with me. If I had the money to buy her flowers every day I would, because she deserves them on a daily basis. I love you mom. You’re the best.
What am I thankful for? A lot of people just say the vague and typical things they are thankful for. Such as, family, friends, and good food. I like to be thankful for the little things, things other would see as insignificant. I am thankful that I am able to be at Fontbonne, that God has sent me here to meet these wonderful people I call my friends. Thankful I was able to get back on the schedule of Bread Co to make a little extra money, and most importantly letting me see the light of day today. These little things have helped me stay sane during the stressfulness and hysteria of preparing for end of first semester courses and registering for classes.
What are you thankful for this season? Think about it.
Well, I had my last cross country meet of the season last weekend, and I must admit I miss it already. Waking up and running solo just isn’t the same as waking up and running with my team (although I must admit, not waking up quite as EARLY to run is a huge plus). But, we had a meeting with our coach today, and we are well on our way to preparing for next season, with indoor/outdoor track in between. So I may be running on my own for now, but I know that I have plenty of time with my team to look forward to in the future!
Being able to run with a team that I love is just one of the many things I am grateful for at Fontbonne. To be completely honest, Fontbonne wasn’t really my first choice school, but one of the things that won me over (besides the stellar dietetics program!) was the fact that I was being recruited by the cross country coach. He persuaded me to come visit and meet the team. Once I spent more time here, I was really swayed by the small size and friendly people. And when I look back on it, I couldn’t imagine myself happier at a different school. So yes, when I sit down to my plate at Thanksgiving (although it won’t have any turkey on it!) I know I will be thankful that I go to Fontbonne.
Being my first semester of college, this year I have many new things to be thankful for. A few of which are: My new friends, having the opportunity to attend a university, having a job I like, and the memories and friends made in high school. As always, I am thankful for my loud, crazy, lovable family, and all of my friends: old and new. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (tied with Easter) –> both have materialistic reason along with reason relating to the point of the holidays.
I love Thanksgiving for the obvious: All the glorious food! My family is made up of some (surprisingly) good cooks, and when they all come together and make their best dishes, it makes for one happy, full family! Thanksgiving is made up of the best fall foods, not only turkey. I love stuffing, rolls, and pie. Along with much more.
I am excited for Thanksgiving break, even if it will be short lived because I will get to spend time with my family, take a break from school, and see old friends from high school.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!