Monday, November 25, 2013

Being Thankful #ThanksgivingConBritax

So at the beginning of the month I decided to participate on #30daysofThankfulness, there is so much to be thankful for.  Not that the other years have not been good because they have.  But this year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and share with everyone why I am thankful.  See I think we all need to start looking at the brighter side of things, full cups, smile at your neighbors, and be nice to one another.
Here are a few of my thankfulness:

Day #1-Thankful for life, the gifts that God has given me, and his continued guidance everyday he gives us.

Day #3-Thankful for time. Time spent together making memories, time to enjoy my loved ones, time to watch God's miracles

Day #4-I give thanks for the one who holds my hands. The other day my husband and I went grocery shopping, we ran in a older couple who reminded us of ourselves but maybe 40+yrs from now. We are not perfect but he was the one who God put in my path for me to go through this life with.  Thankful for the partner God sent to me. He is my rock and shoulder to lean on. I love him. 

Day #6-I am thankful my Matt. He is my gift from God. Because of him, I became strong, self sufficient, independent, a fighter! My reason, my purpose, my 1st unconditional love! My pride, my joy, my baby! I love my Mateo!

Day #8-I am thankful that I have the good fortune to be able to live in a country where there are drs, modern medicine and technology. I am thankful we have a job that offers health insurance that has been affordable. I am thankful we can afford to actually use if needed...not that the home remedies like vicks, honey with lemon, and the big man upstairs dont work but each of these is a luxury many dont have. Be Blessed! Stay Healthy! 

Another thing I am thankful for is the truth.  Sometimes we hold on to things that we think are for the good of everyone but in the end they do not help anyone.  You know the saying, the truth will set you free.  The truth has set me free, the weight has been lighted, and now I no longer have something holding me back.  Can you imagine how many people are out there holding a grudge, anger, sorrow, and cannot move forward?

Life is hard enough as it is why live it in a funk.  We need to forgive, let go, and move on.  Appreciate what we have, our families.  

Last week as we are already preparing for the holidays, planning ahead, and rushing out to get all the things we need.  Life came to a quick stop.  My son and I left were leaving the parking lot when a truck did not see us and rammed into us.  The truck hit on the side my son was sitting on.  The hit was pretty hard, even with him seat belted in, the truck jolted him left and right.  We are fine, the truck is fine.  Afterwards, when the hands stopped shaking, when my son and I could laugh a little, he said, "Mom, the Britax side cushions saved me brain".
See my daughter's car seat is the Advocate which comes with side impact technology.  They are meant to reduce the side impact crash energy by 45% by diverting crash forces away from my daughter and providing extra protection for the adjacent passenger, in this case, my son.

My daughter was not in the vehicle at the time, but my 14 year old was.  Though this accident was not a serious one, I am so thankful that I know my kids are well protected.  And yes, we need to save my future Engineer's brain.  

What I am most thankful for is my family!  They bring me joy, make me smile, and allow me to see all the little things in life that I take for granted.  

Wishing you and your family, many blessings and very Happy Thanksgiving!

As a Britax Latina Blogger/Advisory Board Member (and in partnership with Mami Innovative Media), this post is part of a sponsored outreach. All opinions expressed are my own.


Heather Hernandez said...

I'm so glad you and your son are ok! I'm a huge fan of Britax Carseats because they are obsessive about safety!

Amanda said...

OMG...I'm glad you are both ok! I also loved your Thankful Post Day #6 dedicated to your son. Beautiful.

Alvina Castro said...

That sounds so scary but I am so glad you guys are ok

Dancinghotdogs said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for the posts I love how the every holiday we take the time to reflect.

Unknown said...

I like your #8. It is so true. Without them we can't be healthy.

Claudya Martinez said...

I am so happy you guys are okay.