Thankful Thursday: Trips with Mom

Thankful ThursdayWhat are you thankful for? Do you really take the time to be thankful for the good things in your life, both big and small? I think I’m pretty good at acknowledging all of the good things in my life. I am thankful and grateful for all that God has bestowed upon me. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my talents, my home – the list goes on and on. Since the point of this blog is to encourage personal wellness, I want to empower you to focus on giving thanks, even in the little things – a crocus popping up or your baby smiling at you.

I found this great blog link-up called Thankful Thursday co-hosted by four wonderful bloggers. Every Thursday, bloggers are encouraged to link their own Thankful Thursday posts so everyone can see what makes them thankful. This is a wonderful idea and I am going to begin participating. I want to encourage you to participate by sharing what made you thankful during the week in the comments section.

I Am Thankful for Trips with Mom

Bunratty Castle, County Clare, Ireland

Bunratty Castle, County Clare

My first Thankful Thursday could also be Throwback Thursday. As we near St. Patrick’s Day, I remember the trip I took to Ireland with my mom exactly 9 years ago this week. I had just gotten engaged so the trip was special in many ways. Mom and I took the trip of a lifetime and we were able to have one last “mommy/daughter” bonding experience before I became a married woman.

St. Canice, Kilkenny, Ireland

St. Canice, Kilkenny

I have a great relationship with my mom, so we make great travel partners. As I mentioned in my post 8 Tips for an Affordable Vacation, I have given my mom a trip for the last three Christmases. These are not as elaborate as Ireland, of course, but they are fun, short car trips where we enjoy a little history and a little shopping. I cherish the one-on-one time with my mom and I look forward to these trips as much as she does. I am so thankful that I have a mom with whom I actually want to spend time. I am thankful for my husband who is so supportive of these trips and doesn’t mind spending a couple of nights alone. He loves travelling as much as I do, so it is especially sweet of him to let me go away without him.

My mom’s Christmas 2013 trip is going to be redeemed soon and I can’t wait to get on the road with my travel buddy!


12 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Trips with Mom

  1. Katie Elizabeth

    Ireland at St Patricks Day must have been amazing! My dad and I went on a trip, just the two of us, to Nashville before I got married and it was so special! Thanks for linking up with us :) Have a great weekend!

    1. Lisa Post author

      You’re welcome, Katie! Thanks for hosting! That’s awesome that you and your dad are so close. My dad’s not a big traveler, so this makes it even more special for my mom.

  2. Carly

    So glad you linked up with us! This was such a great post and I can only imagine how amazing that trip was! Spending quality time with your mom + visiting Ireland! So cool!

    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks for hosting! I’m so glad I found it. It’s a great exercise for me and my readers to focus on being thankful for even the small things.

    1. Lisa Post author

      It was amazing. We had one day where it rained and was very dreary, so I didn’t get great pictures that day, but the rain is what makes it so green, so I’m not complaining!

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