Ten Things of Thankful – June 9, 2023 Ten Years of Thankful!

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We are celebrating 10 Years! WOW! I haven’t been on board that long, but I am grateful to be on board now. My thankfuls are all about our vacation. We finally made it to Charleston SC and had a great time. You can see the highlights here, but I will add:

We went dolphin spotting and saw about 16 dolphins on the cruise. Captain Skip was awesome We were out for about 1 1/2 hours and experienced high speed crusing and idling for dolphins. As well, Skip educated us on sealife. We all learned quite a bit. How do animals get on islands? There’s you trivia quiz for today!

Daughter posed at Buc-cee’s and WOW was that a place! Great place to stop on your way in and out of SC. There was all kinds of tasty southern classics with twists. And of course we had to stop at the bookstores. We made it to three, but one I did not get photos because we were in a hurry due to parking challenges.

Charleston still has that old town charm, complete with historical homes and simply older homes with character. If those walls could talk… I am still processin so much about this trip. This was the first trip outside of North Carolina that we have taken as a family. We hope to have other adventures as time and budgets allow. We will treasure this one forever.

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Ten Things of Thankful-May 19 2023

Personal Photo of Lisa Tomey-Zonneveld

Happy Friyay! It’s TTOT time. So, let’s get started!

  1. Shout out for Mother’s Day and the week that was! As many of you know, I am an adoptive mother and I am fortunate to have this sunshine in my life. She’s all of 47 now and still keeps me hopping.
  2. Is your mother on the other side of the veil, like mine? My mother has been gone for several year, but she’s not missing. She’s always in my heart. I do miss her presence, but I often feel her spirit.
  3. One thing that I missed while growing up is a close relationahip with grandmothers. I remember every occassion when we saw each other, but with military and long distances, it was difficult to connect. I actually learned more about my paternal grandmother through my cousin. In the last years of grandma’s list I was able to spend time with her, but she was not always aware of who I was. It was still special to spend time with her. It was such a blessing to get to go to her sister’s and cousins and get to know some things with them. Here’s a photo of Grandma Tomey with her sisters. She is second from the left. Sorry it is ao tiny, but technology…
  4. Grandma Hall, mom’s mom, I have a couple of times I met her and she was quiet, but I can sure see some resemblance between her and mom, who I also favor.
  5. Other friend’s mothers. My BFF since junior high, Barbara’s mother was like a second mom to me. I am so grateful for her caring ways and how she took me in as if I were her own.
  6. When you lose your mother, sometimes you seek someone who has her qualities. It’s not always conscious, but I found myself drawn to people who were mom like. Of course, nobody could replace her, but it has been comforting through my life to borrow other people’s mothers.
  7. Have you ever found a mom in a movie or TV show who reminds you of your own? Or have you found mothers different than your own, who you also have been drawn to admire? I can often find the essence of my mother in others. What a blessing.
  8. Happy Mother’s Day Week!
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