Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and … Continue reading Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer The weekend was full of great and wonderful things, and for this reason, I gladly … Continue reading Grateful for Family, Friends, and Faith: Days 8-10 (30 Days of Thanks)

In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle. ~ Valerie Harper, Adoptive parent About nine months after my husband and I were married, we felt ready to begin a family. Unfortunately, our journey to parenthood came with unexpected struggle, a litany of infertility issues and repeat miscarriages. (We lost our first four children in that … Continue reading In Gratitude for Adoption: Giving Thanks Day Six (30 Days of Thanks)

Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)

"There is music in the meadows, in the air -- Autumn is here; Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow, Leaves are crimson, brown, and yellow; Pines are soughing, birches stir, And the Gipsy trail is fresh beneath the fir. There is rhythm in the woods, and in the fields, Nature yields: And the harvest … Continue reading Beautiful November Days: Giving Thanks Day One (30 Days of Thanks)