My Mother ~ Thankful Tuesday

Its time for my Thankful Tuesday post and today it will be about my mother.

My mother and I have had our ups and downs in our relationship, but she’s my mother and I love her. I know that I can call her if I have any troubles or just need someone to talk to. She is wonderful with my dogs and treats them as her grandchildren.

Sometimes I think she wants me to take it a little more easy with all the challenges I take. Like starting university. I think she might think it was too early in my development after my mental health problems. But she is still there pushing me.

We go shopping together. The last time was last Friday. And we have a nice time. I get to borrow her and dads car to get to campus. And if I feel like its a bad day, we talk on the phone while I drive to campus in the morning. They have Bluetooth in their car so my phone is connected to that. So no I am not breaking the law when I talk to her.

My mother is always going to be my mother. And I am thankful for that. And I love her.

So mom, if you read this: I love you!

 

My Father – Thankful Tuesday

This week thankful Tuesday post is about my father. A person that loves me for me and that’s always there for me. He has never stopped me from going after what I want in life and he has taught me so many things.

My father is one of my best cheerleaders and he has read almost everything I have written. And he is the one that has taught me about photographing. That’s an interest that we both have and can talk for hours about. Like what kind of camera we would like to own. Places we would like to visit and photograph.

When I have bad days, he sometimes follows me to campus and sits in the car so I have some support on hard days. And that feels really safe so I actually can go to my lectures. And to clarify, he sits in the car for a maximum of two hours. And he leaves the car and walks around campus. It’s just that he is close and I have someone there if something happens.

My father is a great person to call if I am having a panic or anxiety attack. I usually try calling my husband first, then it’s my father or mother depending on the time in the day. My father has a calm voice that helps me relax and we can talk about anything so I don’t think about the things that started my attacks.

And he is a great “grandfather” to my dogs. They love him. And he spoils them, which they love. He is a great dogsitter and he and my mom often help with the dogs when my husband and I can’t take them with us. Like when we went to England this summer.

So to summarize. I am thankful to have my father as my father. And I love him very much.

My brother – Thankful Tuesday

I have a brother that’s 3 years older than me. We have had our ups and down, especially when we were both teenagers. But now I feel like we have a good relationship. And I am really thankful to have him as my brother. I know that I can call him whenever and he will be there for me.

He has helped me with so many things over the years and I know that he will help me in the future too. When it comes to technics that I don’t understand I can always ask my brother. He is, in fact, the one who helped me with starting this page.

And he loves my dogs and has helped me a lot with walking them when I am home alone for a couple of days.

My brother lives in the same town as I do, with his fiance and their son. And it takes about 20 minutes to walk home to them.

So that’s this week Thankful Tuesdays post.

 

 

 

Zelda ~ Thankful Tuesday

For this weeks Thankful Tuesday post, I wanted to write about my dog Zelda. She is the little one in our small family.

She’s a Welsh Corgi Cardigan that is about 2,5 years old. And she is kind of goofy. She has a strong will and she loves to play. There is so much puppy left in her that she on a daily basic chase her tail.

We bought her so Oracle could get a little sister and someone to play with. And I am really thankful that we did. She always makes me laugh. And now we have two dogs to cuddle with.

When I have a cold, I have two dogs to warm me up. And they keep a close eye on me. Zelda loves to explore new places, but she is a homebody. She loves her yellow ring.

I could write so much more about her and I will but not today. Instead, I am going to share this picture of Zelda with you:

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Oracle ~ Thankful Tuesday

This week Thankful Tuesday is about my Welsh Corgi Cardigan Oracle. She has been by my side for about 5 years time now and I am so grateful for all the things she has helped me with.

She’s largely one of the reasons I’ve been able to fight my mental health problems. When I got her I needed to start going out with her. A puppy needs to go out a lot if you don’t want pee and poop in the house. And when I was out with her I didn’t have time to be worried about being outside alone. I had my puppy and she needed my attention.

And before we got her, my husband (then boyfriend) had a demand that I should have my drivers license before we got a dog so I could drive to her to the vet in case of an emergency. So I got my drivers license about a month before we got her.

When Oracle got older I started teaching her what I needed her to do if I got a panic attack and she was a quick learner. She is wonderful and I love her.

She always makes me laugh. It can be from how she sleeps, or how she plays. She loves lying close to me on the sofa. And every time it snows she plays in the snow like a puppy. She has a joy of life that is contagious.

I am so thankful to have her in my life.

Right now she is sleeping next to me and it feels safe to have her with me.

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday I want to share this picture with you:

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This is my dog Oracle when she was 8 weeks old and her mother. This was the day we brought her home with us. It was one of the happiest days of my life. I finally had my own dog after wanting one for so many years.

This was taken in March 2013 and I can’t believe that Oracle is going to be 6 years in January next year. She is one of the best parts of my life and I owe so much to her.

I don’t actually remember if I have written anything about this before, but I have trained Oracle to be my therapy dog. And she has been there for me whenever I need her and I love her so much.  She doesn’t have to work as much now as she did a couple of years ago but she still helps me when I need her to.

I am definitely going to write more about my dogs because they are a big part of my life.

 

My husband – Thankful Tuesday

I am thankful for being married to the best man I have ever meet. He is my best friend and I know that he is always there for me.

I can call him whenever I need to talk to him and he always gives me time. When I have a panic attack he just gives me exactly what I need. He listens to my problems and he is always a good sounding board to my ideas and thoughts.

He makes me laugh, even if I had a really bad day.  You know the kind of laughter that makes your stomach ache.

He supports my dreams and goals. Many of them are the same for both of us. And he always pushes me to do better and to never give up. He helps me overcome things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do. But with his help, I am now studying at a University and getting a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Company Economics in Swedish).

This November we have been a couple for 12 years and I don’t know what I would do without him in my life.

I could write a book about what he means to me and still not be close to finishing with all that is amazing about this man.

So to finish this post. I am thankful for my husband on this thankful Tuesday.