1.) Letting Go
One thing that I really wanted to do after all my miscarriages happened was to purchase some floating lanterns and let them go. My closure. My amazing counselor helped me to purchase four and the last night that my sister was here we lit two of them. One for Eden and one for Ezra. The last two will be lit with my mother in law in remembrance of my last miscarriage and her son, David whom we lost in 2007.
The most moving part of this act was finally being able to know how my husband felt about our losses. When this all happened he had to carry our family while I grieved. He told me after that he didn’t want to let go of the lantern because he wanted it to be ours, wanted the baby to be ours. I’m crying as I type this. Key emotional wreck for the rest of the day.
2.) Throwing a 30th Birthday
I have been friends with Jessica for 20 years! We, of course, have had our ups and downs but she is always a friend I know I can be honest with and share my feelings and work through them together. She turned 30 over the past weekend and we had been planning to have a themed Harry Potter birthday for about 3 years I think it was when we first started talking about it. Boy, did those three years come fast!
With everything going on with my sister being here and planning for my trip at the end of the month I was soooo incredibly thankful in the end for another friend that really stepped up and made a bunch of decorations and came up with a lot of ideas and made the day go smoothly. Also to Jessica’s Mom and Nick who let us use their place and Nick who made the Quidditch goal post, hand made! Everyone had a blast and muggle quidditch was the main event!
|The cake was made by Forbidden Sweets. I made the wands from sticks, a glue gun and paint. Not pictured are the amazing decorations that my other friend made which included hanging envelopes, owl balloons, and a save Dobby sign with socks attached.|
3.) Wishing upon a star
In a community that I have joined called A Little Light we have been discussing dreaming. What stops us, do we make room for it and what are our dreams. I have loved being a part of this growing community. So what stops you from dreaming and are you making room for it?
|Do you see it?|
4.) Baby, it’s Gone
We had our first loose tooth with our oldest that come out! She was terrified of it coming out but with much nagging and pinning down, Jon was able to pull it out. After, she was so happy and proud to have one less tooth.
5.) The Price is Right Live
I remember countless sick days at home watching the Price is Right with Bob Barker. The hubby got us tickets for Christmas and the show was last night. The travelling show, not the actual. Secretly I was hoping that Drew was going to pop out and be the host. Despite not being called down it was such a fun time. Watching people and you do really hope the people win. I was extremely disappointed when no one won the showcase showdown but there was a trip to Vegas won!
I would definitely do it again. Next, on my list would be to see an Ellen show!
What are you thankful for today?