Better Late Than Never…


I was pretty unfocused this year. It took me until well after the bread pudding and pumpkin pie was served to get simple and clear about what I was thankful for. So we’re just going to keep it basic.

I’m thankful that this tiny 2lb person

turned into this ever smiling joy

and that this determined little girl

turned into this dearly loved light of my life

and that this struggle for life

turned into this struggle to keep a straight face

I’m thankful that this total surprise

has turned into the easiest smile I have all day

I’m thankful that the white noise of attachment disorder in this fierce child

is clearing away to reveal an exceptional and amazing child to love

I’m thankful that this most unexpected arrival

Has brought a mountain of joy and chaos to our home

I’m also really thankful for all the people who have been my pit crew over the years. Without them, none of the people above would be possible

…And now, time for coffee, which I’m also very thankful for.

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4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Perfect visual.
    Survivors… All of them.
    Thanks to you…

    November 27th, 2010

  2. Marsha Waggoner

    These pictures made me cry my eyes out. To think that I played a part in orchestrating the arrival of the first three miracles that would change your life forever, from one that was going nowhere to one that is going everywhere gives me a great sense of satisfaction. In so doing, above all, it was my plan to help put you in a happy place as a Mother. I do believe it worked and I am thankful.

    I am, your loving Mother.

    December 3rd, 2010

  3. LittleNim76

    That is so beautiful x

    February 25th, 2011

  4. admin

    Thank You!

    February 26th, 2011

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