Thursday, April 07, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I'm totally stealing this idea from my dear friend Tasha! I read hers and thought that it was an exercise we should all participate in to remind us of how good we have it! So, on this Thursday, these are things I am thankful for, in no particular order:

  • My amazing, good looking, supportive husband. He does so much for us all the time. He is truly my partner in every sense, tackling the parenting and tasks at home as much as I do, plus he works full time to support us. He has been nothing but supportive while I work to make my doula business a success, even when this means that I am busy in the evenings at meetings, so we basically cross paths at the door and he is left to get the kids ready for bed. Even when it means that we won't get as much camping in this summer as we'd like (just like last summer) because it looks like I will be on-call for a good portion of the summer. How did I get so lucky to be blessed with a man like him?

  • Finally some sunshine and Spring weather!

  • The opportunity to do some promotion of my doula business. I am fortunate to be a part of the Airdrie Welcome Wagon baby shower, which will give me exposure to over 100 expecting or new moms. That event takes place on Monday, April 11. I was also very lucky to be able to speak at a prenatal session with a doula that I love and respect. We were honored to be asked to share the benefits of doula care with a group of 12 expectant moms. Out of that meeting, I have already arranged 2 potential client meetings- one for a mamma expecting twins! I was discouraged a few months ago at the slow pace of doula work, but things are beginning to pick up again and I am really excited to be able to do what I love again!

  • Time with family.

  • I am thankful that I have a handful of truly great, wonderful friends. These girls are ones that I know without a doubt I can count on to help out when needed or to be a listening ear and never keep tabs and expect anything in return (and they know they have the same with me). They are women that I admire, respect and love deeply. Some live very near and others I don't get to see as often as I'd like, but they are all equally dear to me and each have a very special place in my life. Really true friends are not always easy to find, but I have been blessed with a few of them and for that I am truly grateful.

What are you thankful for?


The Tompkins Family said...

That is so awesome about new clients!!!! I knew you were getting discouraged and I truly believe this is your calling so I'm so glad things are picking up!

And twins...that would be so incredibly exciting!!

CanadianMama said...

I'm thankful for you Janice!!

And yeah for new clients. Oh man, those pregnant women don't have any idea how lucky they are!!

Karyn said...

Glad you are getting new clients and opportunities to promote your business!

You do have a great husband. I am so glad of that!

You can read what I'm thankful for on my Friday's Favorite Five post. :)

Love you.
See you on Tuesday!!!