capture your grief, day 20: gratitude

I’ll just say it. It’s hard to have gratitude since Kade died.

I know I have a lot to be grateful for. I know this when I look at my 6-year-old, or husband, or home, or Colorado Rocky Mountains, or feel my heart beat. It was hard to have gratitude right after Kade died, and is still hard at four years out. I’m not saying that it’s right, or that it’s not something I need to spend time on. I’m just sayin’.

Today is Brian’s and my ninth anniversary. I am grateful for my devoted and supportive husband. Here is the card I opened from him tonight: perfect for today’s theme.

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2 thoughts on “capture your grief, day 20: gratitude

  1. Gratitude is so difficult in times like this. However i still believe it can be a driving force, actually THE driving force behind difficulties and misfortunes we may have. Rationality can’t help much but gratitude can.

    Wonderful blog.

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