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Cindy Maddera


I came home Sunday night to new curtains in the bedroom, four new chairs, a new tea towel with elephants embroidered on it, two new little throw pills also embroidered with elephants, a new elephant hook, and new back step. Mom had kept herself busy while I was away. I am so thankful that she was able to stay in my home and look after Hooper that week. I really dreaded the idea of boarding Hooper for so long and I'm truly grateful to have a mom who can and will take the time to help out. I know mom doesn't do these things just because she can. She does it because she truly wants to help. I think she's at her best when she knows that she is needed. It couldn't have been all that fun for her, all alone in a somewhat unfamiliar city. But she discovered things that I didn't even know about, like the antique Bizarre that takes place on the first weekend of every month. I can't wait for the first weekend in August to come around so I can go.

This week has also made me truly thankful to be able to take any kind of vacation. I know how lucky I am to be able to not only take the time off, but use that time to actually travel somewhere and I'm lucky enough to have friends who live in awesome places. I am so thankful for Talaura for not only letting me stay with her but for being such a great hostess. I am even more then grateful to have her has a friend. She is framily, friend that is family.

The Beautiful Talaura

Here's to a great weekend and a very very Thankful Friday.