Thankful Thursday 13 May 2021

We’re almost half-way through May! Can you believe it? Eid al-Fitr was last night, Shavuot is on Sunday (lasting through Tuesday) and a lot of other exciting things are coming soon!

Mother’s Day has passed and while I didn’t make a post on Mother’s Day. I’m grateful for my sweet mum. She got her second COVID shot last Saturday, so I treated her to a Panera lunch on Sunday, we had kabobs for dinner, and celebrated more on Monday. She absolutely loves the hibiscus I bought her and she can’t wait until it’s warm enough to plant (we’ve been having a cold snap for the past two weeks – I’m not complaining).

On Sunday, I made this post on Facebook and I want to share it here as well because I’m thankful for all of these women:

Piggybacking off of Christine Aigner Dalton. Random Mother’s Day thoughts:

I’m thankful for these women in my life who have been role models over the years, and some who gave me a chance when no one else would.


Great Grandma

Aunt Kathy

Ms. Bev

Mrs. Darnell

Treiva Dungee

Darlene Laverty

Prof. Shevlin

Prof. Nollen

Prof. Verdamme

Prof. Capehart

Harlyce Grossman

Mary McCree

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Davenport

Mrs. Collier

Other aunts, women in my congregation, and women I work with both at the library and my full-time job. And of course, Chris! 🙂 Thank you for all that you do and have done for me. I’m truly blessed.

I’m also thankful for my dad, my friends, and my Jewish groups. What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 13 May 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It does my heart good to see the picture of your mum smiling and holding the hibiscus you gave her for Mother’s Day with you by her side also smiling. It looks like you gave her a wonderful Mother’s Day even though she felt some adverse FX from her shot. I’m surprised to learn that you had a cool snap up there. It has remained very warm down here and the lawns are drying up from lack of rain.

    Yessum, your list of the women in your life who have loved, nurtured,helped, influenced and inspired you is long. They include family members, relatives, friends, educators, co-workers and supervisors. Some have departed this world, but they left an indelible mark on you and will continue to guide you through the years. You have every reason to be thankful.

    I am thankful that a work crew spent today clearing unwanted trees and dead branches from our property as we prepare for potential trouble from the tropics during the hurricane season. It important work that every homeowner needs to do at this time of year because unsteady trees with shallow root systems can easily topple in a severe storm and loose branches can become deadly projectiles. The long 2021 hurricane season begins less than three weeks from now.

    Enjoy your Friday and weekend, dear friend JM. Come see me tamale at Shady’s Place if you can. I want you to take my Brain Buster quiz. 🙂


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