...my journey through the valleys and over the mountains as i learn to live with the 'new' reality of losing xavier ian. this is a place i can jot down thoughts, feelings, and things i am learning through this journey of life.

if my dreams came true...

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

since the nightmare began...

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

Monday, November 15, 2010

thankful: days twelve, thirteen, fourteen, & fifteen...

...so i'm really not very good at blogging everyday! lol

day twelve: today i am thankful for the kids i work with & my coworkers. the work i do is incredibly rewarding! i love forming relationships with the kids and being able to share my faith with them and hearing about their own faith! i'm also so thankful for my co-workers who are just as willing to help the kids as i am and share their faith!

day thirteen: today i am thankful for the weekend. i can so use a break and i am really looking forward to this weekend to relax!

day fourteen: today i am thankful for my pastor. sometimes sermons just really hit home and feel like they were written just for you! today was one of those days. so glad that God works through my pastor to speak to me!

day fifteen: today i am thankful for parents sharing hope, the support group i attend for bereaved parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant loss. i am so looking forward to our meeting tonight!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

thankful: days eight, nine, ten, & eleven...

i'm sorry, i got a bit behind...

day eight: i am thankful for my daughter who still allows me to snuggle her sometimes.

day nine: i am thankful that i work with so many good people who are willing to listen when i need an ear!

day ten: i am thankful for the amish kids i work with; for their faith and all that we learn from each other everyday!

day eleven: i am thankful for my brother who is a marine and recently joined us back in the states!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

thankful: day six & seven...

day six: today i am thankful for an awesome co-worker doing more than her fair share so i could just talk with the residents! sometimes the paperwork is just sooo overwhelming!

day seven: today i am thankful for friends at church who are willing to lend an ear. also, i'm incredibly thankful for prayer & being told that i am being prayed for.

Friday, November 5, 2010

thankful: day five...

today i am thankful for technology. the internet & my cell phone allows me to keep in touch with family, others on this grief journey, and old friends.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

thankful: day four...

today i am thankful for kroger & shell teaming up to give me ten cents off each gallon of gas! now i just have to make this full tank of gas last til next payday, over a week away...sigh.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thankful: day three...

today i am thankful for

today a poem i wrote is featured.
you can visit the page for november 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

thankful: day one & two...

i'm going to try and post things i am thankful for throughout november - so, here i go with the first two days here...

november 1

i am thankful for naps. i have a cold or something and i slept most of the weekend. i still wasn't feeling well monday morning, so i was very thankful that my daughter layed down for a nap and i was able to take one too!

november 2

i am thankful that michael listened this morning as i woke up at 6:55 and the bus comes at 7:05. he jumped right out of bed, got dressed, and didn't argue at all!