Friday, December 20, 2013

7 Quicks Takes with a late {Theme Thursday} Dreaming

Yesterday was rough and I didn't blog.  The night ended with me cradling my sobbing 8 y/o who was asking why we couldn't have "just one more Christmas" with Sweet Baby......luckily I had my fit of sobbing Wednesday night, so I was a little more able to deal with hers.  After coming home from the hospital on July 18, 2011 as a newborn, the case will close on Sweet Baby today and she will be in her father's custody.

It is a difficult and heartbreaking time for us, made sweeter by the love of so many around us.

So, in honor of a belated Theme Thursday with Clan Donaldson and making it quick with Conversion Diary, here are 7 dreams I'm grateful for this Christmas:


Hubby's graduation in 2010

This guy.  I'm grateful for him.  When I was young, I knew I wanted to be married and raise a family, I just had no idea that I would be so very blessed to spend my life with a man as caring, thoughtful and selfless as this guy.


This girl.  She made me a mom and she's one of the coolest kids I know.  I've had friends tell me she's an advertisement for having kids, which is probably the best compliment I've ever gotten.


Easter 2010

This house.  Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.  It is filled with love and laughter.


This job.  I work from home, sometimes I work as a trainer in a building, but most of the time, I'm with my kids, working around their schedule.  Sometimes I don't work at all, some times I work up to 30 hours in a week.  I get a little money to fix up our house and lots of time with our kids.  So very very blessed.


This girl.  This is a dream I thought for six years of secondary infertility wouldn't come true.  Her middle name is Hope to remind me that God is bigger than my doubt.


This relationship.  Never has a little sister been more treasured.  In her earliest moments, Little Bean prayed for the safety of Sweet Pea while I was undergoing hormone shots to maintain my new pregnancy/baby's life.


The last 2 years, 5 months and 29 days with this girl.  Sometimes, the dream ends and you have to wake up, but I'll never stop being grateful for this dream.

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes (that are admittedly kind of phoned in because none of us have time to be online right now)     


  1. Oh and now I am here over the river crying too. So blessed you are to have been that little girl's mama. We are praying and thinking of you.

  2. I love the way you can have gratitude even in these dark times. You are inspirational!

  3. How heart-wrenching. God bless you all.


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