ActiveRain November 2018 Thanksgiving Challenge | Day 1

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Kathleen Daniels is a Realtor and Broker-Manager of KD Realty and NeedProbateHelp in San Jose. 


This is Day 1 entry into the ActiveRain challenge hosted by Debbie Reynolds. We've been asked to share the joys, what blesses us the most, and why it is a blessing.  


pumpkins displayed on a stack of hay 


Day 1 starts with the biggest joy and blessing in my life. That is the gift of my son.  Ironically, today, November 10th is the day I married my son’s father 40 years ago! While the marriage was short-lived, it lived long enough for my husband and me to be blessed with our beautiful son. 



The day our son was born I truly fell in love for the very first time. The love I felt for my son was a love unknown to me until I held him in my arms and smelled his little baby breath. 

I cannot imagine my life without my son. I pray that I never have to. Anyone who has children and/or raised children knows the joys children bring to our lives and to the world.  

Life is not easy yet the challenges we face are here to teach us.  

Raising my son taught me so much about myself. I learned how to love unconditionally. 

I also learned how to be a fighter, protector, and warrior. I taught him to do the same. 



Today, even though his father and I are not married, it does not change the fact that we have a child.  While being divorced was not the perfect situation for raising a child, we did our very best. 


photo of Kathleen Daniels Realtor and her son


38 years later our son remains a true gift to me.  He brings joy to my life. He is truly a blessing. I am forever thankful for him. 

As adults, we have become friends. He calls me for advice. I call him for advice. I am often amazed at his wisdom. I am so proud of the man my son has become.   



Thank you, Debbie Reynolds for hosting the Thanksgiving Challenge



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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Kathleen Daniels  How lucky are you to have raised a handsome son who appreciates and loves you . That is so much to be grateful for

Nov 10, 2018 11:30 AM #1
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Psalm 137:3 

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

May God always bless you and your son.


Nov 10, 2018 02:25 PM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen sounds like you have a special relationship with your son, and that is a very special blessing.

Nov 10, 2018 02:58 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathleen- good to see you and yes, you are very blessed to have such a handsome son!!!!

Nov 10, 2018 03:46 PM #4
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Kathy Streib.  I appreciate your comment. 


Nov 11, 2018 08:28 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This makes me smile. You are so blessed and he too. Love those big smiles.

Nov 11, 2018 06:11 PM #6
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a fantastic post and beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing! 

Nov 12, 2018 03:38 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, when I think of you and your son, I think of this picture, Kathleen! There's no more special relationship than a mother and a son - I'm a big believer of that - and love your post about your son too!

Happy Saturday!

Nov 17, 2018 08:39 PM #8
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I love the photo! I don't want my kids to grow up too quickly, but I do hope that when they are adults we continue to have a special bond and they can be my best friends. -Kasey

Dec 02, 2018 08:42 PM #9
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