Today is the exact reason that I started this blog.
I am struggling today. no particular reason, but several all together.
I was talking with my sister and she reminded me every day is precious...which is true...so I have been trying for the life of me to see it today.
I mean the whole point of this thing is to force myself to appreciate all the things that I do have.
But I don't want to just have a pat answer..my kids... my husband... I need reasons behind them to feel like I am actively practicing gratitude.
Well, today the help came from an honest and tragic story, that just happened to effect my family. I warn you this thing will tear out your heart if you see it...so prepare yourself emotionally for it... but it is something that I think is important for people to see because it seems like it could have been avoided.
If you get MSNBC you can watch it next Sunday at 4(well my time)... but you can also follow the link and look for yourself at DearZachory.com. Andrew Bagby was a casual friend of mine, but my sister was a very good friend, and had a part in this sad story and documentary.
So having re-lived a tragedy recently, I can look at my crappy ass day and still say thank you.
thank you for my family... because everyday that we breath the same air is a blessing. It's so cliche but it is so true. I love my family with every beat of my heart and I can't imagine losing any of them. My babies make me pull my hair out... but they are worth it...and even a day like today is better than a day without them.
Today I am thankful for waking up... next to the man I love.
I am thankful that I got to hug my kids all day long...even more than I wanted at the time...because I can't imagine the weight of their absence.
I am thankful for love, forgiveness, and sanity!
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