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Free Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art Printables

I don’t usually share my life in detail on the blog. But sometimes, I think it’s OK to share a glimpse of what happens behind the screen in my not-so-neat house. I hope you can see where I am going by sharing the story that led me to create these free Thanksgiving chalkboard art printables.

Free Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Ten days ago, my son had a fever of 104 degrees. I took him to the pediatrician to find out he had strep throat. They prescribed antibiotics for 10 days. He was home with me for three days. In those three days, I delivered a couple of Etsy orders, stained some wood signs, and 2 corn hole boxes I was making for a wedding. It was brutal working in an 85-degree and humid garage. We don’t seem to have a glimpse of fall yet in South Florida.

The day he went back to school, I felt queasy and feverish. Turns out I got strep too. In between fevers, I managed -again- to finish that wedding package, and just when I thought I had everything under control (my son’s and my own health, the wedding package done…), the sales rep at the UPS store dropped one of the corn holes and put a big mark on it.

I started crying, right there, at the UPS store.

I sent the package; there wasn’t much I could do at that point. I talked to the bride-to-be, and she said, ‘ No, no, no… don’t cry! It will add to the rustic look. Talk about giving someone Grace.

I wish there were more people in the world just like her.

You will think my story will end there. Kind of a happy ending, right? But it doesn’t.

The very next day, my son woke up covered in hives. Head to toe. It was day 9 of 10 of the antibiotic, and turns out he’s allergic. Even after he had had Amoxicillin on two other different occasions, the doctor said he had developed an allergy. 

This was the most horrible allergy I have seen in my life. And it got worse by the minute. The nurse said, it was going to get worse before it got better. She wasn’t kidding.

The hives kept swelling and growing, the itch would go away for a couple of hours, but it would come back later with a vengeance. It was absolutely painful to watch a 5 year old lay in bed covered in hives.

How The Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art Came to Be

In the midst of all these crazy events, I found peace last night. I discovered that I needed to slow down and be there for my son; and for my own inner peace. 

So, I laid down in bed with him, and for the first time in a long time, I scrolled through my Pinterest feed as a regular person and not as a creator. I wasn’t looking for Thanksgiving art or post ideas; I wasn’t searching for DIY chalkboard projects; I was just scrolling.

And I read this…

In Every Thing Give Thanks - thanksgiving chalkboard quote

I could not let it pass.

As an artist by heart, there are some days when I just don’t feel inspired. Yet last night, with a 5-year-old covered in hives (and in a thick layer of miraculous coconut oil), I found the inspiration -and the answer to my thousand questions- in the words of God.

It was definitely a message sent from above. Even though I felt like I was going through hell, God told me to keep moving, to keep loving my life, and to keep loving the things I always loved to do. Because life is full of crappy moments, but there is always a lesson to learn. And we must give thanks!

And then, I grabbed my laptop and designed the following chalkboard art and quotes for Thanksgiving.

Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart

Start each day with a grateful heart.

The definition of Thanksgiving as per dictionary dot com

Thanksgiving Definition - Neat Free Printable

and this beautiful Psalm:

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever” Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

The moral of it was that I am exactly in the place where God wants me to be. He even had my neighbor at the pharmacy when I called her to ask if she could watch my son while I ran to the pharmacy myself to pick up medicine. Yes, God is that good!

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The file contains four letter-size pages, one with each 8″x10″ chalkboard art. Print and frame, and as always, please abide by my Terms of Use.

Free Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Have a blessed and thankful day!

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7 Comments

  1. Girl, so sorry you and little man have been sick. How scary that he developed an allergy to the meds. 🙁

    You’re a super mama. Hang in there.

    Glad your bride was understanding. I’m sure that helped a lot.

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