We've been through a lot over the years. There has been a career ending injury and the devastating financial blow that produced. There have been medical emergencies (you know how docs always say there is only a 5 to 10% chance of...we are that 5 to 10 %). There has been pregnancy loss after pregnancy loss. Despite all that, I truly believe I am blessed.
I am married to my soulmate, a man who would do anything to take care of me. He makes me laugh. He makes me feel safe. He makes me feel loved.
I have 3 fabulous children. They are kind and smart and strong and funny. I can put our losses in the background because I simply can not imagine life without any one of them.
Despite the career ending injury and ensuing financial hardship, we have always had a roof over our heads and Vic has always had a job to go to.
I have friends who would do anything they can for me and my family, up to and including arriving on our doorstep when they could tell I needed them.
Dealing with infertility lead me to find the wonderful blogging community and that has enriched my life in more ways than I can even begin to mention.
Sure, there are days I wish I had more and could do more for others. Overall, though, I am truly blessed and want for very little.
This is the season of holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Ramadan, this is a holy season and time to recognize our blessings. Heck, even if you aren't religious, this is a season for family gatherings and celebrations. I hope all of you can take a moment to recognize your blessings and maybe share a few of the things that are special in your life.