In a year like this year it can be difficult to find the things to be thankful for. There are times you just have to look around to see what God has blessed you with. It may not be a physical, tangible thing; it may just be a memory.
I am thankful for 4 amazing months with my beautiful, sweet, healthy girl, Abigayl.
I am thankful that I was able to see her roll over, both ways.
I am thankful for every gummy smile she gave me.
I am thankful that she laughed so easily for me.
I am thankful for every feeding and every dirty diaper I encountered.
I am thankful for getting to see her eat solids, even just for that one time.
I am thankful for taking the MANY pictures that I took and making the many memories we made.
I am thankful that Rusty took so many videos of her.
I am thankful that we watched all of those videos, as a family, the night before she passed.
I am thankful that Rusty came home for lunch that day and played with her.
I am thankful that my family came down from Alaska to meet her.
I am thankful that even though I did Babywise, I rocked her to sleep ALL the time.
I am truly thankful that God blessed me with her and that he has brought peace to my life so that I can muddle through this very painful process.
I could probably make an infinite list about my girl but I will spare your eyes from having to stare at the computer screen. I am not only thankful for my daughter, I am so thankful for my wonderful, amazing, sweet husband. God put the perfect man for me in my life. I am also thankful for my family, whether blood related, married into or people I just consider family.