November 2, 2009

gratitude:: day 1 of 30

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how could i start this project with anything but gratitude for my family? i couldn't. it's not in me. as i go through my life, i can't imagine them not being a part of me. i would think it would be like phantom limb pain, but it would be in the general chest area as i would be missing my heart.

this shot is not the best - it was too dark in the house, the weather was too bad and i really hate using the flash as we're packed into the dining room. my little emme is two today but we have celebrated her birthday on halloween. it's neat and tidy - two parties in one. and any occasion for cake is good by me.

so...day one:: i am grateful for my family without who i would be incomplete and lost. thank you for being there for me and lifting me up when i could not lift myself. thank you for allowing me to love your children when i could not have my own. thank you for being the beautiful yous that all of you are.

30 comments:

  1. that's so great that you feel that way about your family. that they are there for you and you for them. that is the way it should be! it's so absolutely important!

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  2. What a great project! I love this idea, especially for November.

    The little darlings are so very cute and family is indeed such a great thing to be grateful for. :)

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  3. What a moving post, it genuinely brings tears to my eyes. You are truly blessed.

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  4. i am so glad you have family to help you out, to love you, and to see you through good times and bad. it really really helps to have that!

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  5. this is such a touching tribute...i know those sweet ones feel the same about their auntie char

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  6. Well that's just all kinds of lovely!

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  7. How could anyone NOT love you, Char. You are kind, and loving, and sweet as a pecan pie. I know I love you, and when I grow up, I want to be just like you.
    xoxo

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  8. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Emme, you sweet, beauty. You're gonna be a heartbreaker. Cheese!!

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  9. so touching. great idea for the month of November.

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  10. this is so sweet and I know your family thinks the world of you, too !

    and little ones, having birthday parties, is so much fun !!!

    I love the look in her eyes !!

    ps...waiting to see those triplets :)

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  11. Those children are truly, truly blessed to have you, you know.
    Brenda

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  12. Any occasion that calls for cake is good for me, too.
    Beautiful post that touches the heart.

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  13. aw, it's a precious photo, it really is!

    happy birthday to your little one.

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  14. so adorable! family is everything.
    xo

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  15. So true. I think this is a great idea -

    Lucky Candice

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  16. Such a sweet photo and family is something to be very grateful for. I love that you are doing this gratitude series.

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  17. Gratitude--it's so important. I see you've titled this post as day 1 of 30 and I'm assuming you will be practicing gratitude for 30 days. What a wonderful exercise.

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  18. I love this gratitude project; so great to thank family first. Looks like you've got yourself a great support system :-)

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  19. Char, when you said thank you for allowing me to love your children when you could not have your own. I know that feeling and both of us are truly blessed. I AM grateful for that for both of us.

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  20. Such beautiful little darling girls...they just make your heart sing, don't they? Some very good reasons to be grateful.

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  21. Sweet girls! I don't know what I would do without my family.

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  22. what a beautiful project you have undertaken. its so easy to lose perspective and get in the rut of life and forget all that we have to thank for and to live for

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  23. So very sweet! What a beautiful post Char. :)

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  24. I was intending to do a month of thankful for/gratitude too but may not ever get time ...I didn't think I would get inspiration either until I read this....Lovely...and I know what you mean about flash pictures...These girls are gorgeous and they have a wonderful auntie:)

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  25. I couldn't agree more, family is everything. You are such a great aunt!!!

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  26. As I go down your days of gratefulness I smile, and I feel such gratitude for you...who comes to my blog on a very regular basis and leaves her kind words behind, even when I am not such a consistent visitor. ( I can be quite clumsy and sporadic in my visits.)
    Thank you so much for being there.
    I adore you.
    xoxo

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.