Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thanks. Day 1.

I hit a rough patch recently, I don't know why I was just so sad. Missing Grace so much. I need to greive her but I also need to be together for the children I do have at home. Something that got me through the very begining (besides shock I guess!) was I forced myself to focus on the wonderful times I had with Grace. Like to think about and be thankful for the amazing snuggles she gave me, or for the smiles I had from her, or from the times when she made it obvious that she wanted ME! To focus on that instead of everything I will never have with her, did help me. I think I got out of the habit of that, and just thought of everything I didn't have with her. So, in an effort to keep myself on track and count my blessings I am going to try to write each day about somehting that I am thankful for. I do truly have alot to be thankful for. I don't have my beautiful girl, but I am not left with nothing.

Today I am thankful for living in a wonderful neighborhood with great neighbors. I feel safe in my neighborhood and didn't worry about what kinds of people were passing out candy to my 3 sons and nephew last night. I love the company of another neighbor while walking. After Grace died, my neighbors all brought us food and have prayed for us and supported us at Grace's memorial. I am very thankful for living where we do.


  1. Miranda-That is a wonderful thing to do. You have inspired me to do the same as times has been rough lately. Halloween was really rough because I wanted Aiden to be here so badly dressing up in a costume so others could see how adorable he was and still is. Hope all is well:)

  2. Hi Miranda, thank you for such a wonderful idea. I think this is something I too will do, giving thanks for my angel Mattiaus and everything in my life. Sending many good thoughts and prayers your way, Angela, momma to my beautiful angel Mattiaus