Mi Familia!!

Mi Familia!!
Roscoe, Sophia, & Emily(across top) and then I think you can figure out the rest!

Monday, December 8, 2008

searching for the gratitude

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!


Lissaloo said...

Thanks for the reminder, as hard as kids and family are sometimes- it would definatly be much harder without them. Thoughts & Hugs sent your way :)

ChristineM said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's good to be reminded of the things we should be grateful for - it's so easy to get wrapped up in your own ups and downs, that sometimes you forget how much worse things could be.

Pamela said...

Hey Lisa! I've tagged you! Check out the rules on my blog to play along. :)

Pamela said...

He he he...I didn't mean to call you Lisa! I was looking at Lissa'a comment up top and typed in her name instead of yours! It's been one of those morning. (although I tagged both of you) :)

Katie Says So said...

Hi there! bad news! my blog somehow got hacked into. Because of that I had to change my URL.

it used to be:

it is now:

i noticed you were one of my followers =) Thanks for that BTW! i wanted to make sure you werent following the old URL though. You can stop following my blog and then re-add yourself as a follower (that would be AWESOME!) and I think there is also a way to just change my URL...but I am not computer smart enough to tell ya! lol

anyhoo, sorry for the trouble! i have no idea how this happened. darn it!! confusion!!