Archive for November, 2007

Open house videos
November 30, 2007

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Can you be thankful?
November 22, 2007

     WOW!  Here it is Thanksgiving morning.  Another year passed by in the blink of an eye.  November is a tough month for me.  My Dad died in November of 1997 and then my son, Cole, in 2003.  Losing a parent at 25 and then losing a baby are grief journeys I never thought I would have to travel, yet here I am.  Everyone wants to know what you are thankful for on Thanksgiving.  Maybe that is a tough question for you this year or maybe you don’t feel thankful for anything.  That’s OK.  Each year is as different and individual as are the feelings that follow after losing a baby.  In years past I did not feel very thankful but this year I am thankful.  I am thankful for my husband who loves me and takes care of me in so many ways.  I am thankful for my two living children who bring me happiness and joy everyday.  I am thankful for my extended families and the health we have had this year after years that have been filled with illness and for the blessings that we have all received.  And lastly, yet most importantly, I am thankful for Christ and the relationship that I have with Him and that through Him I will someday hold my son again and that someday I will be held by my Dad.  Can you find something to be thankful for?  Have you survived the hardest year of your life?  Have you learned to be the proud mother of a heavenly child?  Has God brought you peace after your loss?  Have you formed friendships or become closer to people you never knew would be there for you?  Search your heart today and ask yourself . . . what can I be thankful for this year?  Maybe there is something.

Kristin