Filling my heart with warmth

11.03.2012

I have been through some pretty difficult things over the past couple years. The most difficult thing is the death of my Mother. It is a persistent, nagging pain and a wound that seems endlessly deep. Currently, I am dealing with a scary, complicated pregnancy that I don't have any control over. Sometimes life is just hard.

The other side of that coin is that my life is good. Really good. My husband works hard. Everyday. My daughter is sweet and smart and healthy. Our house is sturdy and warm and filled with love and laughter.

November is a good month to remember the things that we are thankful for. It's amazing that in the midst of pain and worry, gratitude can still abound.

1. I am thankful for my daughter'ssweet nature. I fully acknowledge that I am lucky that she is generally happy, reasonably even tempered, and usually sweet.

2. My pregnancy pimples are finally beginning to subside.

3. My husband doesn't give me grief about watching all my favorite trashy reality shows (Beverly Hills coming soon, holler!).

What are YOU thankful for this afternoon?

20 comments:

  1. I know exactly how you are feeling, the death of my mom last year was traumatic and I don't think anyone can ever get over something like that. Hugs my friend!!

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  2. I find the holidays are tough after losing my mom. I try to focus on sharing traditions with my daughter that I shared with my mom. It makes it feel like she is still around. *hugs*

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  3. This time of year is the hardest when you remember how empty life seems to be with those who have past.

    Spend this time to start traditions with your daughter :)

    I'm so thrilled for RHOBH. Cannot wait.

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  4. I am thankful for having my health, a perfectly sleeping baby right now and my handsome hubby by my side!
    Much love to you ~ Hugs!!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  5. I am THANKFUL that my husband is here. That we've been given the chance for our life to resume. Maybe the "thankfulness" that November entails was my sign that I need to recognize the good (he came back Nov. 1) and let go of the everyday annoyances.

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  6. That's a great list to be thankful for! I'm thankful that I my niece will be here in a month!

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  7. Thanks for the nice reminder to slow down in this busy life and count our blessings. Our family has much to be thankful for, also. Enjoy this holiday season- hope you are feeling well!!

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  8. This post is so sweet. I'm thankful for a husband that genuinely loves me and would literally do anything for me. And who doesn't judge me for wearing my sweats all day today, thanks to a bit too many shots last night... Whoops.
    xo

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  9. While I am feeling incredibly lonely right now since my husband is spending two weeks in New York with the Red Cross, it makes me even more thankful for the wonderful person that he is.

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  10. I am thankful that my husband will be home soon, and that I have two crazy little energetic girls who are healthy.

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  11. This is so perfectly said. Life is hard and good, all at once. I'm so thankful for my husband and our sweet baby girl. We are blessed!!

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  12. Life's not easy but we wouldn't be were we are today if it was. I'm so thankful for this down time my husband and I have been having together.

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  13. Such a great list- perfect combo of sweet and funny. I love lists of things to be thankful for! Hopped over from Friendly Fridays...

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  14. Hugs! I am thankful to have my husband home and to have two healthy, happy kids. Sometimes it's important to stop and remember how wonderful life is. :)

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  15. Life is very hard sometimes. Hope it gets better for you soon.

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  16. Your words really are so heartfelt. Will pray that things continue to be on the up and up for you and your family.
    This afternoon, I am thankful for the news I received at my OB appointment this morning.

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  17. i love this list! yay no pregnancy pimples! after being out of office for two days i am so happy to return to my crazy, busy job! thankful that i have one!

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  18. I'm doing a onesie or baby boots giveaway on my blog this week. Stop by to win! Www.patchingheartsblog.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm very excited that housewives of BH is back! I love reality tv. I am very thankful that I was able to vote in about 15 minutes this morning and not be late to work!

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  20. I'm so thankful that I have the afternoon to relax.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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