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Last year, we published this “Thanksgiving Wish” blog with messages of gratitude from moms over 40, and hope for women over 40 hoping to be mothers. It was so gratefully received by our readers, that we’ve chosen to publish it again this year. We’ve yet to discover a method for counting wishes, but what we can do is remind you that miracles can, and do, happen.
What are you grateful for? This Thanksgiving, consider the law of attraction: how you can manifest your deepest wish by being grateful for what you already have.
Make Your Thanksgiving Wish!
At the end of this blog, post a comment on what you’re most grateful for, and then make your Thanksgiving Wish at the Wishing Bowl (http://wishbowl NULL.org/about/about-wish-bowl NULL.html)!
What Are They Grateful For?
Owners of some of the top over-40 mom websites share the secrets of their Thanksgiving gratitude for having babies after 40 with AChildAfter40.com (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com) readers:
Carsten, aged 25, Lauren, aged 13, Jan, aged 53 and Anneliese, aged 26. (Not pictured: Jan’s eldest son Kristian, who passed away in 2002, aged 20)
“As an older mother, I am grateful for being far more in tune with my daughter’s needs than I was with my other three children as a younger mother. I have more time, wisdom and patience and am in a much better position to educate my daughter.
Having grown up in an era where children were taught to value the simple pleasures in life and weren’t exposed to the diverse technology of today, I feet better able to instill these same appreciative values into my daughter.” http://www.mothersover40.com (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/)
Fertile Kitchen® (http://www NULL.fertilekitchen NULL.com)
“I am utterly grateful for the amazing, profound experience of being an older mom. I am grateful for the two beautiful children we fought so hard to have; they bring us rewards way beyond measure. And I’m grateful I get to share this journey with a kind, compassionate and all around gorgeous human being: my husband.” www.fertilekitchen.com (http://www NULL.fertilekitchen NULL.com/)
The Dancing Egg: IVF Stories for the Older Crowd (http://www NULL.thedancingegg NULL.wordpress NULL.com)
“I’m thankful I finally realized how much I wanted a child. And I’m grateful to modern science for helping me have one. (And I wound up with a pretty good one at that!)” www.thedancingegg.wordpress.com (http://www NULL.thedancingegg NULL.wordpress NULL.com/)
MidAge Mom (http://jenniferhull NULL.com/MidAgeMom/)
“I’m 55—an age when people often start experiencing some challenges and losses. This year has been a bumpy one.
So I’m especially grateful for the balance that being in that hurley-burley, raising-a-family stage of life brings. The sound of my kids laughter, my husband telling us dumb jokes at the dinner table, our 7.5 pound dog burrowing under the bedcovers—these are my greatest blessings.
As a midlife mom, you realize that the small things in life are the big things.” http://jenniferhull.com/MidAgeMom/ (http://jenniferhull NULL.com/MidAgeMom/)
age 58, with sons Jason 38, Michael 35, Joshua 24 years old
Pregnancy Stories By Age (http://www NULL.PregnancyStoriesByAge NULL.com), Pregnancy Over 44 (http://www NULL.PregnancyOver44 NULL.com), Baby After 40 (http://www NULL.BabyAfter40 NULL.com)
“I am thankful for every one of my precious children who have touched my life—those that share my life and those that shared only my soul. For it is those who touch you on this journey of life tha teach you the most important lessons, and help to make you who you are today.” http://www.PregnancyStoriesByAge.com (http://www NULL.PregnancyStoriesByAge NULL.com/), (http://www NULL.PregnancyOver44 NULL.com/)http://www.PregnancyOver44.com (http://www NULL.PregnancyOver44 NULL.com/), http://www.BabyAfter40.com (http://www NULL.BabyAfter40 NULL.com/)
Mommy In The Middle (http://www NULL.mommyinthemiddle NULL.com)
“Adam is my little gift from God, unexpected and full of wonderful surprises. For me, “after 40″ was the best possible place for motherhood to begin. I’m mature, settled, and have TIME to spend with him, and for that I am ever so grateful!” http://www.mommyinthemiddle.com (http://www NULL.mommyinthemiddle NULL.com).
with son Leo 10, and daughter Isabella, 7 years old.
A Child After 40 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com)
“Having given birth after 40, I am grateful for the bond of unconditional love I feel for my children. There is no other connection like it. On top of the peak of my greatest highs, in the depths of my deepest lows, or amidst the unremarkable moments of an average day, it remains constant. I’m also grateful for the simple humor they bring to my life—it keeps me young.” http://www.achildafter40.c0m (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com)
What are you grateful for?
Tell us in the comments section below. Then, make your Thanksgiving wish at the WishBowl.org (http://wishbowl NULL.org/about/about-wish-bowl NULL.html).
“By being grateful or thankful for the things you desire in advance, is a great power at becoming magnetic to your desires. You can change your life by giving thanks for what you have or wishing to have and watch your life transform to your heart’s desire.” Praveen Nahata, Founder of WishBowl.org (http://wishbowl NULL.org/about/about-wish-bowl NULL.html).
Notes for this blog:
Trying to conceive or pregnant after 40? Or, did you give birth after 40 and are coping with the challenges of being an older mom? Join our online AChildAfter40.com community forums: http://achildafter40.com/community/index.php?action=regcenter;sa=register. You can also join, or set up, your own social group for women over 40 who are TTC, or moms who gave birth after 40: http://achildafter40.com/moms-over-40-social-groups/.
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