Monday, December 5, 2016

Gratitude



I am linking  a day late to Margaret Simon's DigiLit Sunday and Mary Lee Hahn's #haikuforhealing. Michelle is curating the haikus.   Funny thing, I created the Haiku Deck last night with the intention of embedding it into my blog after we got our girl to bed.  Well, as often happens to best laid plans, she couldn't go to sleep, so I laid down with her and we listened to two rounds of my sleep meditation app.  Guess who fell asleep first?

As I mentioned in earlier posts, our family makeup changed in October.  The days have been stressful as we deal with issues we've not dealt with before, but they've also been full of joy.  When talking to a friend, I likened our new situation to Glennon Doyle's "brutiful," both brutal and beautiful.

There is so much to be grateful for during this time.  We have two girls who are thriving.  It's so rewarding to watch them settle in, relax, and feel safe.  Our grown children, extended family and friends are willing to help us out whenever we need them.  "It takes a village," has never been truer and I am so appreciative.  With the Christmas season upon us, it's very fun to have young children in the house again. Their presence invites us to slow down and relish the joy.

And yes, that sweet little girl pictured below is the same one who couldn't sleep last night.  :)




Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

5 comments:

  1. Julie, I traveled back in time to find out who the child is in the photo. How wonderful that you have brought her into your family's life. When I unveil my Autumnventure Gallery, I will announce the winter one that happens to be titled Winter Wonder. I would say that this is a winter wonder.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, Julie, I love how you are embracing this new challenge. You are doing good work and making these girls feel loved and cared for. Thanks for linking up, any day will do.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like your blog a lot.. The valuable time and energy you place into this website has got to be applauded and
    appreciated.

    Reviews of assignment writing service

    ReplyDelete
  4. There is a good news for all the windows 10 users , that you can change the ringtone of your windows phone in a easy way and you are gonna find this site the easiest among all . So hit the link and enjoy with windows 10 .

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think your post is very interesting and mostly, I keep looking for like this type of websites where I learn or get new concept. I am happy to visit on your site. Thanks to share it. I was more than happy to find this web site. I need to thank you for your moment due to this unbelievable read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you book-marked to
    see new things in your web site. custom essay writing service

    ReplyDelete

Please add to the conversation.