Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron

To me....being the heroine means  standing up....standing tall.....and listening to the voice inside my heart that tells me I can do anything......try for what I want....even if a thousand people say, uh uh, won't work, can't, impossible. 

It's what my oldest and I talked about the other night. Next year she's heading to university and is confused about what she wants to do, which program to apply to. 

Listen to your heart, I told her, not the world. Don't go after the money. Go after your passion. By the time we went to bed, we were both giddy, laughing, animated, and her relieved. She told me I'm her hero. The funny thing is.....she's mine. Grateful for.....

-It's done! Finally finished....Twisted Innocence, the book I've worked on for over a year. Just going over it one more time to make sure it shines and then early'll be out.Yeah!!!!! Posted the book trailer here.
-Took my youngest to get braces. We spent the morning together....just the two of us....talking, laughing....bonding even tighter. I love that kid and feel privileged to be her mom. 
-A warm home, enough food and plenty of creature comforts.
-Opportunities to try stuff.....
-And mostly for His amazing love which gives me courage.....makes me brave....helps me reach for my best. 

                       Happy Thursday, Guys!!!

Linking with Spiritual Sunday


Launna said...

Nikki... another awesome post.. I am going to have to get this new book... I love your spirit... so beautiful :-)

Daisy said...

Time spent with our children is so valuable, isn't it. Great post, Nikki. Your book trailer is very compelling.

Nana Jul said...

You are so blessed to have such tight bonds with your children! Love in action! His Love that makes us brave. Yay on the new book! I really look forward to reading it.
It's Thankful Thursday!
Love ya!

Sharon said...

Even though I've been sick for the last three days, your post has inspired me to put on my super-hero cape and soar for the Lord!


Joy said...

Amazing relationship you have with your children. Really inspiring.
Good luck with your book. You are really gifted!

Joy said...

Hi Nikki! It's been a really long time since I last visited your blog. I recently came back from a missions trip to Philippines and I finally had the time to post the update to my blog :)

Also, I'm really excited and happy for you that your new book is launching out! Through your life and the happenings you have been posting through your blog posts has greatly encouraged me, and it is my prayer for you that God will continue to use your life in a mighty way and impact even more people! :D

God bless you! :D

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nikki, your post is like getting a big hug! You have amazing girls and I know they think you're an amazing mom. His blessings are just too numerous to count! Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comment. I have had an incredibly busy week and weekend. Nice to know you were thinking of me.

Hugs & blessings,

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You describe the mom daughter relationship so well....I love it when my daughter is around

Ruth said...

I could just feel the love...time with kids, appreciating the things in life to celebrate. Celebrating your successes with you and praying for His blessing on the ministry of your book.