Thursday, December 2, 2010

grateful . . .

Holidays always make me so grateful for what I have even if I don't have want I really want. Like special family members that were taken from us too soon.

I think when experiences like this happen to you, you just become more grateful for every little thing.

Like kisses from you little bubsy mommy's boy, which I am more than okay with.

Making gingerbread houses on Thanksgiving, with all the special men in your life, Lew, Willsey and my Pape. Couldn't be better.

And my little Willsey snuggling on the back of the couch with his blankets just because he can.

Also, having ordered holiday cards ahead of the game. Almost done shopping for my family and friends with a few other gifts to purchase. The last 9 years have been up and down, mostly because the loss of my mom, she was the glue, the heart and the soul of our family without her Christmas has been feeling just like another day.
But this year I am feeling a bit more grateful and less sad, more than I have in the last 9, and I think it has something to do with the sweet boys in my life.
Today I am grateful.


Anonymous said...

What a great attitude to have during these holiday seasons. I am sure it would be so tough to not have your mom around.. especially around the holidays.. but what a wonderful time to bring some of her traditions and Christmas spirit alive for Will! Love that picture of him on the sofa :-)

Brandi said...

I'm glad the holidays are a little happier for you. Will is such a doll. SUCH a doll! :)

amanda said...

love that you are feeling grateful...i am right there with you. it's a wonderful place to be!

Clare said...

such a beautiful post, chris lost his father four years ago, and it is such a hole in the holidays. i completely understand! so many things to be thankful for though, love that gingerbread house!

Liz said...

Is it going to make you sad when i say that pic of will and the gingerbread house makes him look like a big KID??