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Gratitude

Posted by Tracy

November 11, 2011 The Present  No comments

One of the big items on our checklist is to write 25 blog entries for the year. Looks like we have nine so far (10, if this one makes it up). Guess we'd better get cracking!

When brainstorming about topics to write about, I thought about something like the "30 Days of Gratitude" meme I've seen on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, I started to do it on Twitter but forgot after one day. Oops. I don't want to leave it unfinished, so I will do it here. But I'll do the whole month at once, just so I'm sure to get it done. I'll try to keep them short and sweet.

I'm thankful for:

1. Parents who live close by and are happy to share their home when we lose power.

2. Technology that keeps me in the loop, even when the power is out. My smartphone was my link to the
outside world - and is

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The bright side

Posted by Tracy

September 27, 2010 The Present  No comments

When people are going through tough times, one of the worst things you can say to them is: "It could be worse." It can feel as if you're trying to invalidate their pain. So what if it could be worse? It doesn't make whatever the person is going through suck any less, nor does it make them feel any better.

Or does it? When I'm having my own crisis, one of the ways I cope is by thinking of circumstances that would make my situation a lot more difficult. I have a pretty good life, so this isn't hard to do.

So now that you've heard the sad side of our story (if you read the previous post by Jason), let me offer up some truths that do make things seem just a teeny bit better. Yes, we've essentially lost a child, but...

We are not crying over an empty crib, and my arms are full.

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True romance

Posted by Tracy

February 15, 2010 The Present  2 comments

I didn't get a card from my husband on this Valentine's Day. I didn't get a card for him either.

We're both content with that. He shows his love for me through his actions every day, and I hope he
feels that I do the same.

Here are some of the most romantic things my husband does:

He wakes up with the baby so that I can sleep in.
He works hard to support our entire household so I am able to stay home for my children, and he never complains about it or uses it to make me feel guilty.
When he comes home from work, he immediately does what he can to give me a break from the baby.
He changes the kitty litter (seriously, one of the most romantic things ever!).
He is always willing to go out and pick up something that I'm craving, even when I'm not pregnant. Or he understands

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