On Being Brave

I'm in two places at once today. Hide and go seek!

Some days become quite unexpectedly pivotal points in your life. Days where something inside you falls from its place and you feel it break. And it is now just lying there, and you will never be the same again.

Then the day after comes and begs to be faced.


Today is a day after for me. And I must chose how I will face it.

I chose to be thankful. With faith that God is holding me together and all is as it should be, on this day-after, I thank God for my greatest blessings. There are three.

My greatest blessings came to me as three beautiful, healthy children. Three times I felt my baby moving. Three times I saw my baby enter the world. Three times I nursed, and rocked, and silently dropped tears of happiness and overwhelming love on my babies cheeks. Three times! What a richness of blessing. Undeserved, and yet given.

I am deeply thankful. I will watch my garden grow.

Edited to add: We are fine. Everyone is healthy.


Anonymous said...

Amy - I hope that whatever has happened, your family is well and happy.

And those three kids? Are gorgeous little blessings indeed.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for that edit. I was worried.

Hope everything else is okay.

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful.
God has blessed you and the strength of your walk is evidenced in your words.
I know through him you will find the strength, but I'll pray for you anyway.
Bless you and yours darlin'.

Kelly said...

This too shall pass - so hard to think that sometimes!

Sugarplum's Mom said...

Hi Amy - it's hard, but sometimes it really helps to look around and count the positive things and not dwell on the ones that make you sad. I hope whatever you're going through, all is well.

You've also been tagged for a meme :)

S said...

Hope you're OK, friend?

And this was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post.

Cheryl said...

Wow, I'm sorry I found your blog on a sad day. You sound like one strong lady, though--I hope all turns out well.

I like it here, so I'll be back around to visit. :)

Anonymous said...

came over from cre8buzz...You sound blessed that's for sure! Hope all is looking up today. Have an amazing Thanksgiving with your family.

ps the title of your blog made me smile! so fun

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Oh, Honey.
Sending Love!

Anonymous said...

Here from SM. That is a great deal to be thankful for, isn't it? THe day after is always so emotionally complex, and I hope what you've been through is over now.

Amber said...

Thanks for the comment and thank you for reminding me that we need to be thankful for every blessing and to not become discontent or selfish in the hard times.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how blips in our life remind us to be thankful. I hope all is well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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