Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today I am grateful.

If any of you saw my post on my main blog, you'll know an acquaintance of mine suffered a stillbirth at 36-38 weeks. I am simply heartbroken for her and at the same time, I'm overwhelmed over my own little miracles asleep in their beds right now.

Today I got up at 7am to make breakfast for my girls.

Today I dressed my oldest daughter for kindergarten.

Today I kissed my daughter when she left with her daddy to go to school.

Today I spoon fed my son.

Today I kissed my son and daughter before they took their naps.

Today I snuggled with my son and daughter when they woke from their naps.

Today I made dinner for my three children, husband and my mom and dad.

Today I brushed my kids' teeth.

Today I gave three baths.

Today I got my children in snuggly warm pajamas.

Today I kissed my children goodnight.

Today I sit comfortably knowing my three children are all asleep in the rooms just down the hall.

Today was a good day and today I am grateful.

14 comments:

Sarah R said...

I think now is definitely the time that all of us hug and kiss our kids and realize that we are so blessed to have them in our lives. I will never for a moment take my child(ren) for granted...

Jenera said...

well said. Even on the 'bad' days I try to remember how precious they are.

edenland said...

Oh Nancy I am so so sorry that this has happened to your friend. Such a tragedy ... sounds like it's hitting pretty close to home.

Goodness. I hope you can find some way to comfort her. I'm sure you will be a great support - you're very compassionate, and have a no-bullshit honest way of dealing with things. Straight up.

I will tell you this now to make you smile ...... I GOT MY SOCKS IN THE MAIL.

I cannot tell you how awesome they feel. Made in the Americaaaz!!! So exotic!!! I took seven million photos of them, Dave and Tim were just rolling their eyes, but said they were very cool.

Your note helped lift me out of a massive hole I was in. Thank you, my beautiful friend.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXO

jenn said...

Life is indeed precious in every moment- I want to go wake up mine and snuggle right now.

I agree with Jenera- the 'bad' days are never really bad because we have them.

Soapchick said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her family. When things like this happen it reminds us to hug our loved ones a little tighter. Hugs to you my dear.

Lisa said...

We are truly blessed. It's sad that sometimes it's when something terrible happens that we realize just how fortunate we are...

MrsSpock said...

How terribly sad. And how lucky we can do those small things with healthy, live children. There but for chance...

Ali said...

Thanks for the reminder to slow down life sometimes and just be a mom!

Beautiful Mess said...

Aww that's very sweet! Glad it was a good day and you have so much to be grateful for.
*HUGS*

karlindaadoption said...

So sorry for your friend. My condolences to her.

You are indeed lucky to have your little ones in your life.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful post. Occurrences like that truly make us treasure what we have.

Annette said...

Thanks for the reminder to slow down and appreciate our kids everyday. I know every day with my children is a blessing. I love to watch them when they don't know I am watching them. They truly amaze me everyday.

Liz said...

The other posts broke my heart. This one is making me turn off the computer after I press "publish" to enjoy my kids, even if Bobby woke up too early from his nap. It's snuggle & play time.

Krystal said...

Shocks like what your friend is going through prove to make you super thankful for what you have in life. I have a friend who just buried her 2nd child in less than a year, and my heart is broken for her. The day I learned she'd lost her youngest daughter, I held my son and nearly wept with sorrow for my friend and joy that I had this little guy to hold. Thanks so much for this post!

Happy ICLW!