Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh so grateful

I have many things I want to post about, but am not able to form the words right now. These posts are all serious and reflections on my journey through infertility. I need a break.

We are approaching my absolute favorite time of the year; I was able to go out and do a little shopping this afternoon. I am definitely spending more wisely and trying to stick to a budget.
Min Man is still young enough that we can get by with only a few gifts and let the grandparents spoil him. But, I cannot wait for this holiday season because he will be even more excited about Santa and all the holiday adventures.

I absolutely love giving gifts. It is one of faults, actually. I probably spend too much money and too much time on it, but I love making someone feel special. I have no problem making a shadowbox for someone of their favorite pin or photo. I make photo ornaments that can be displayed all year long. I don't know if the recipients love them, but I do.

When it comes to children's gifts, I try very hard to buy something unconventional- whether it be educational, a craft they can make, or a unique toy you cannot find at the big names stores. I do a lot of research on where to buy gifts and have a lot of fun finding unique items.

As we approach Thanksgiving I cannot help but reflect on all of the wonderful things that have happpened to me this year. I am going to try and post about things I am grateful for during the next week. In a time where our world is in crisis, our country in recession, fear of the flu epidemic, there is so much to be grateful for. In fact, if we do not focus on the good things, we wil be overtaken by the bad.

Grateful Goodies:

1) Making wonderful friends

2) Writing and feeling fulfilled by my lifelong hobby and dream

3) My family

4) My health

What are you grateful for?

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I just love this time of year too! Its a bit of magic for us all!

I'm so thankful for my 2 wee angels, my family & friends, good health, for the little surprises of every day & for connections made in the most unconventional of ways...bloggyland! :)

Yaya said...

I'm thankful for my husband!

KuKd Chick said...

I really like your list of "gratefuls." I'm grateful for the usual things: family, friends, hubby, dog. And - of course - coffee and bacon. Can't forget those.

Stephanie Faris said...

I love giving gifts...I just can never figure out what to get people. That's the hardest part!

Expectant Duck said...

THanks for stopping by my blog - I sent you an email.

I'm grateful for my health, for being alive, for my family, for our little babies, for our GS who is an amazing giving lady and for modern medicine.

Right now, I'm even sorta grateful for being infertile, this long path, although hard has forever changed who I am and I like me.

karlindaadoption said...

I love gift giving more than receiving too. At the moment I'm enjoying searching around the internet for some unusual gifts for my cousins' children.

Jeanne said...

Erica,

I'm thankful for my husband and daughter.

Also, I am thankful to you for posting Alicia's adoption badge on your blog. In fact, that is specifically what motivated me to stop by today.

I have been trying my best to track who is posting the badge and I've been acknowledging those who've done so on Alicia's Facebook wall.

Lo and behold, every time I post another name of a blogger who has posted it, another blogger is right on her heels.

I'm also grateful for:

The enormous amount of support and information I get from my chronically ill peers.

Friends.

Acupuncture.

Writing.

Enjoy your favorite time of year. :)

Peace,

Jeanne

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