November is the perfect month to let the little things go and focus on what we are truly grateful for. I am so happy to join the Thankful Heart link-up over at Aleigh Moore’s blog- For the Joy of Life. Each Sunday will be a new gratitude post and a reminder of what really matters in the midst of our chaotic life.
Week One – Berklee Rae
I’m really going to try my best to not drown the keyboard in tears as I write this.
The day I saw those two little pink lines, was the day the world got a little brighter. From that moment I was instantly changed and filled with a love I couldn’t put into words. I remember talking to her about her future when she was only the size of a blueberry and I dreamed of the day we would finally meet. On June 6, 2015 sweet Berklee came into this world and I wish I could accurately depict the way it felt to see her and touch her for the very first time. It can only be explained as one of God’s miracles. She was magic in my arms and everyday since has been filled with adventure, beauty, love and chaos in the best possible way.
This year has not been easy for our family. Our second baby was welcomed to heaven early in pregnancy and in the midst of the darkest pain I’ve ever felt, Berklee was the light. Her joyous spirit, goofy soul and sweet smile reminded me daily of God’s grace and faithfulness even in the moments we feel most alone. The Lord is so strong in her y’all. I see him in her spirit every day. I look at her now as she sleeps in her crib and the amount of gratitude I have to the Lord could burst my heart. It overwhelms me how much I love her and that I was trusted to be her mother.
Everyday is exciting because of this sweet face and I can’t wait to watch her grow, learn and impact the world. She has completely changed me and I am eternally grateful.
What are you grateful for? We live in a tough world right now. Let’s choose to see our blessings!