Holidays Are Coming
Well, I for one have decided that I will choose to be different this year. Instead of dwelling on what I dont have, Im choosing to be thankful for what I have, especially in light of September 11th. Im letting my family and friends know how much I love them and how special and important they are to me. Im not letting a day go by that I dont tell them, I love you. Im so glad youre in my life! Im not saving anything for a special Day! Everyday that God gives us is special. Im not living in fear. Im trusting in that POWER that is greater than any germ warfare or bomb. Im using my good china for everyday, wearing my most expensive perfume to work, giving my family gifts when its not even a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. Im not going to live my life looking back and wondering, What if. There will always be things that I should have done and other things that I shouldnt have done or said. Im writing my life story every day. I hope to leave a legacy for my grandchildren that their grandmother lived everyday to the fullest, whether I feel like it or not. I want them to know that my faith is in Jesus Christ my Lord and that they can fully trust Him for everything.
Im thankful for my wonderful husband of 40 years, for my two handsome sons, my beautiful daughters-in-love and my four wonderful grandchildren. Im thankful for my Christian heritage. Im thankful for my two sisters and three brothers. Im thankful for the love given to me by my mom and dad.
I want to thank my precious Darrell and melody for making me the person I am today. There is no telling how selfish and self-centered I would have been, had they not left their footprints on my heart. To both of you, Mom loves you more than you can imagine! Cant wait to see you and I know it will be soon. Mommy is going to sponsor a candle-lighting ceremony on December 9th in your memory. Im asking the moms and dads to bring a toy in memory of their child and were going to give these to children who wont have much of a Christmas unless someone comes through for them. Im so thankful for having known both of you for those short, but precious 16 weeks. Who could have known what an impact those weeks would make on my life? And just knowing what wonderful things youre both experiencing in heaven makes my life worth living. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you both.
To you, all my precious friends, I want to say thanks for enriching my life. You have left a part of yourself on me and I will never be the same. I have many questions about why things happen and why we dont have our precious babies. But Im so thankful to know the ONE who has all the answers, and while He may not give them to me now, someday I will understand.
On behalf of all our precious babies, Id like to wish all of you
a wonderful and thankful holiday season. May you live the rest of your
life with no regrets. I love you all.