A New Season

I’m late writing this post.  I was contemplating not writing it at all this week.  The last two days I’ve been so tired and I haven’t had the words to come up with a list for you all this week.  I felt like if I wrote something it would be redundant.  I’m sitting here at my computer with my husband dozing off, King of Queens playing in the background and JR is playing with his toys on the floor.  Ok here it goes….


1)  We just came back from the grocery store.  I can honestly say that I don’t take our ability to get food lightly.  We’ve come across some tough times in our life and I know others have experienced even tougher times.


2)  I plan on writing more about his progress this coming week, but JR’s learning seems to be really coming along.  We teach him things in everyday situations, but I’ve been most surprised at how well he’s been picking up his numbers and letters.


Flour Activity Image of JR


3)  I’m friends with some of you on Facebook so you might have seen my status I shared about losing a dear friend this past week.  I wish I could explain why this separation was understandable and justified.  You all are so nice and accepting of so many people from all walks of life so it might be difficult to understand.  I will say that this friend did the right thing.  I’ve grown from where I once was with her and it was time for us both to move on.  As Harroll and I have moved along in our faith, the closest people to us have changed with the seasons, literally.  I’m thankful that we are able to carry on with our lives because when you outgrow people it’s more beneficial for everyone to move on rather than to stay and make it more difficult for one another.  I know this isn’t the case for all relationships, but it was necessary with this one so I’m grateful the band-aid was pulled off abruptly as opposed to us trying to delay what we both knew would have been inevitable.


4)  Harroll starts a new position on the 1st.  I’m thankful for that.




5)  He had a temporary promotion a few months back and because we believe Yahuah showed him favor, he was able to shine in his role and he really impressed his superiors, so they asked him to interview for a different position that would be more money and permanent.  We were very thankful that he had looks his way for that temporary position because it really has opened some doors for him at his job.


6)  I’m thankful for the new additions as far as female connections in this new phase of my life.  It seems in each season, Yahuah is faithful to bring some alongside of me to walk with me for a time.  I think I will know when those connections are more permanent.  For now, many that I have met have been just sent for only a season.


7)  Among blog friends, do you ever notice when a relationship you have with one of them takes on a deeper connection?  I love watching that happen.  There have been a few blog friends I can think of where I can remember seeing that evolve in the comment interaction we’ve had on one another’s blogs.  I love that about blogging and I’m thankful for that interaction I’m able to have with other women in different parts of the world.


8)  You all know that movie where Jack Nicholson says “you can’t handle the truth!”  I’ll be honest. As much as I always want the truth, sometimes I honestly can’t always handle it.  I’ve felt it more than ever this past week.  I even cried because of the realization once it hit me, but I’m handling it and no matter how hard it is to receive it, I’m thankful for it.


9)  Funny people.  They’ve made my sad moments feel happier so that was something to be grateful for this week.


life is too short


10)  I made it to a new season!  It’s a new place I’ve never been and as always, I don’t really know what to expect next, but I’m here..thankfully!


What are you all thankful for this week?




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Brittnei Washington

Hi! I'm Brittnei! I'm the wife of Harroll and mom to one handsome baby boy and 3 amazing step children. I love Jesus Christ, homemaking, healthy living, football and bowling in leagues with my husband. Writing is a hobby and I enjoy doing it in between caring for the ones I love and taking care of our home.

39 thoughts on “A New Season”

  1. Nicely done. SOmetimes its more important to find it in yourself to do the list when youre sure its a lousy idea… hope you gain some energy this week!
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  2. Brittnei, it has been a a crazy week here with good and bad, too. I will say that I promised myself a weekend off from writing and blogging on my own blog to spend more time with Kevin and the girls for the last weekend of summer and I am happy for the most part I am sticking to it, because before I know it will be freezing and winter here once again. So, I plan to enjoy as much of this time and weather while it is still here and I can. So, I guess that is what I am indeed thankful for on my end :)
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    1. That’s great, Janine. I hear you about enjoying the weather. Before we know it, it will be cold over by your way again. I felt so bad when I was reading all of the posts about the polar vortex and all so good for you. :)

    1. I do know! I think I remember when that happened with us, but over the time that I’ve known you it has been lots of care-y moments. :) Don’t even get me started on the truth. I’ve had to deal with hearing the brutal side of that way too much this year. I’d rather know though and press on to move forward than to be in the dark and be happy about something that isn’t true for sure.

  3. Congrats to your husband on the promotion! What great news for your family! I personally enjoy having a hugely divers circle of friends, among them Christians from different faiths, Muslims, Buddhists, Agnostics, etc., because we meet each other with respect and tolerance. But people do grow apart, and if a relationship doesn’t feel right any more it’s better to end it than wasting time and energy on it. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly recently posted…Week In Review – Ten Things Of Thankful (63)My Profile

    1. Thanks so much, Stephanie! I think my widest variety of friends comes from the blogosphere, hands down. Even when I was in school, I don’t think I’ve ever had this many supporters/friends that were all so different in terms of beliefs, goals, lifestyles. But I think that’s good enough for me. In person and when talking to someone more frequently, I typically tend to be a lot closer with people who have a lot more in common in terms of beliefs and common ideas on raising children since much of our lives are centered around that.

  4. So happy your husband got a new position! It’s a great news. I’m actually in the middle of helping my husband realize what he really wants from his career. Hope it turns out well this time. I can see why you’re so happy about JR’s learning because I too often videotape the moments when Reiko recites his alphabet and numbers. We would write it on a white board and he would recite them perfectly! So exciting. :)

    And so sorry about losing a friend. People indeed come and go and I’m just glad you find great friends through blogging too!
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    1. Yes yes! I love when they say the numbers and letters. JR doesn’t exactly say everything perfectly, but hearing him say “be” instead of three is the cutest most precious thing to me. I seriously don’t mind him being 2 a lot longer when I hear that. I think I’ll be sad when he gets older and starts saying it correctly. Not that I don’t want his speech to get better, but you know what I mean I hope. :) I hope your husband finds something that is good for him this time, too. :)

  5. The ‘Smile while you still have teeth’ thing made me grin. Sorry you’ve had a tough week. That’s really sucky, especially if some of it is about hard truths. I don’t like those, but I think most of the time I’d rather know.

    As to #8 and those moments where you realise that your bloggy relationship with someone is turning into actual, real friendship…that’s a beautiful and VERY special thing, and I’m glad it’s happening to you. I’ve had that a number of times now, and it doesn’t get old – it just gets better with each new person who becomes important to me :)

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend, and that Harroll’s job goes really well when he starts.
    Considerer recently posted…Ten Things of Thankful #63My Profile

    1. Thanks so much, Lizzi. I think the best thing about having a hard week is sharing about it on TToT and having a support system with you all. We’ve all had our bad weeks and it’s always nice to get the warm and encouraging comments like yours. :)

  6. Even though you had a bit of a challenge this week you pulled through with grace and style. It is difficult to leave a friendship. Hopefully all the parties were able to walk away with good conscience. Your boy keeps getting cuter and your husband is doing great at his job! Your family is blessed.
    Pattie recently posted…Ten Things of Thankful #8My Profile

    1. Thanks so much Pattie! Hmm I can’t imagine that my old friend is ok that she had to walk away per se, but we both knew it was inevitable though and that it had to happen. I feel better this week. The first day it happened and the following day were pretty tough but then I was fine. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! I knew so many of you would be able to relate to that. It’s nice to hear all of the encouraging comments about it. Life happens though so I am glad that I can write about it and move on. :)

  7. Congrats to ya’ll on the promotion. What a blessing. I know sometimes it feels like we have to kick in our heels and dig deep…but not so…because even in the most unpleasant situations there is reasons to be thankful. And be redundant…as long as you are sincere…that’s what counts. I love your posts. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. You know, Brittnei, I have found that the weeks I feel like writing my gratitude list are the weeks I need to do it most and it has a healing affect. I am so glad that you decided to write this out. It is a really thoughtful list. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend but sometimes these things happen. I’ve had times in my life when I’ve had to walk away from people. It’s difficult to do but, like in this instance, necessary. You are true to your faith and your family and that is important. I am very happy to hear about your husband’s job. It sounds like a good thing for your family…speaking of which, your little guy is so handsome and growing up so fast!

    Have a great week, Brittnei!
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    1. Thanks so much for your empathy, kindness, and compliments, Sandy. I’m really grateful to be in this new place. And all of your wonderful words of encouragement on this post has made things even that much better. :)

  9. I’m so glad that you still did your list of things to be thankful for – what a truly wonderful list!!!
    Huge congrats to Harroll on his new job – so exciting!!!
    I know how hard it is to have to separate from friends no matter what the reason – sorry you have to but sometimes it is for the best!!!
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  10. Your list really describes how blessed you are. Energy at the end of seasons sometimes gets low and lackluster. Writing the same things every week shows how grateful you are for the very important things in your life. Congrats on your husbands new job/promotion and you know I think JR is adorable. Hope you are feeling well as the pregnancy progresses.
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  11. Honestly, I’m just happy I’ve made it through to another Friday. Life and anxiety has hit me hard and where I used to be able to handle it with ease, having the two little ones and crying and tantrums have put in into a corner. I have definitely felt that some people are just friends for seasons and as much as it’s painful to end it, it can be for the best.

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