Five things I am grateful for today.
1--I am grateful that I was able to hold Ian right after he was born. The nurse put him on my chest and I got to hold him and love him. Now that he's 2 he doesn't let me hold him and love him so much any more but I am grateful for the moments we do get. I am especially grateful for that first moment.
2--I am grateful that Landon wants me to hold him now. I didn't get to hold him until the day after he was born and that was hard. I only got to touch his little arm before they flew him off to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. I tried to sleep that night he was gone but it was so hard. I must have woken up a thousand times and felt the awkward silence. Luckily I was tired enough to get some sleep. Yesterday I felt really frustrated that he wouldn't let me put him down even to go to the bathroom without crying. I'm glad today I can be grateful.
3--I am grateful for a loving extended family. Everyone seems genuinely concerned for our little family and I am grateful. Not everyone has such support.
4--I am grateful that I married Sean. And chose to be sealed forever. I have never regretted that decision. Not once.
5--I am grateful that I get to see the imagination and wonder of these boys everyday. (I have to remind myself that I'm grateful for that sometimes) Ian is in a stage right now where he pretends. This morning he was a helicopter flying around the room. After that he was taking his pet aligator, Bridget, for a walk.
Gratitude is a beautiful thing. I don't remember it as often as I should.
I was inspired to gratitude while blog-hopping and reading about infertility and sterility. What a blessing these two miracle boys are in my life.
"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" ~Henry Ward Beecher