"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am Thankful.

"If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get".
Frank A. Clark

Each year, as Thanksgiving approaches I seem to reflect back. Back to the beginning of our journey with Miss Carly. A journey that I wasn't sure I was ready to handle or even if I were going to be able to handle. Carly brought me through any and all doubt. Isn't that funny? She brought me through. For that, I am thankful.

Sure, I reflect back often. You've read much of that reflection on this blog. Each anniversary of each of Carly's health crisis' are forever etched into my brain. But this time of year. I look back and realize just how lucky our family is. I am thankful. Thankful to have this little girl our lives.

As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, I will do as I have done the past 7+ years. Look at this little gift that God gave to our family. Watch her gobble up her turkey with all the fixin's. For that, I am so thankful.


Stephanie said...

I am so thankful to follow you and Miss Carley!
And thankful all is well with Carley.
I love a girl who loves her turkey!!!
Have a great Thanksgiving.

Adrienne said...

You do have much to be thankful for!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Lacey said...

Your one lucky momma to have such a great warrior. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tina said...

I agree with Stephanie, I'm thankful too to be able to follow you and Miss Carly through your journey. You have a wonderful little girl and I just adore her. Hope Carly enjoys her turkey, i am just trying to visualise her gobbling it up!! She just became sweeter in my mind's picture if thats possible!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.