Thursday, November 27, 2008

Things to be Thankful For...

One year ago today, I was waking up in a hospital bed after one of the most difficult nights of my life. I was in a blind fog, smiling, chatting with my mom and Ryan who were there with me... trying to pretend that life really hadn't taken the turn that it had. Trying to pretend that our baby wasn't gone.

Over the course of the night, we had said our first of many goodbyes to our tiny Brody.

Today, the fog has lifted. I am blatantly, undeniably aware of everything that happened to us. Everything that came crashing down in a few quick moments--and everything that has happened since that day. These are the things I will never forget.

I'm thankful, today and always, for what this life experience has taught us. I'm amazed at how WE came out of such a terrible thing. I am thankful that the emotions are no longer raw and unbearable, thankful for the friends I have met along the way (especially you, BC Girls), for the opportunity for growth that I was able to find in something so unnerving, and finally, thankful for this new little baby of ours, who we will hopefully be welcoming to the world very soon.

Celebrate your friends and families today. We never know how precious things are until we cannot have them anymore.


Shara said...'s hard to believe it's been a year. So many things have changed in that time. I'm thankful that you have a reason to be joyful on this difficult day. Love you. :)

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indigoghost said...

I've been thinking about you today! I know it must be difficult to celebrate today, and I'm proud of you for being so strong. You're so wise and mature beyond your years. You're going to make a wonderful mother. I'm certainly thankful to have you as a friend, and I know it's not just coincidence that the army placed us up here. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend :)

Becca said...

Thinking of you today. All day. I loved this entry.

Miss V said...

Thank you for that. You helped me to remember what I need to be thankful for.

Sarah said...

And now you're having your baby as we speak! I can't wait to meet him!

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