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Monday, February 20, 2012

Attitude is a powerful thing

Yesterday, (well today if you go by when someone was "prounounced passed".. which in my heart I do not.) marked 9 years since my dad passed. 9 years! That is SO incredibly long. I feel like it was so much more recent that I was talking to my dad about life in general. Every year the date of his passing is hard for me. I miss my dad everyday. Every.single.day. Honestly, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. Sometimes it isnt until bedtime, but regardless of when it is, it always is. My dad is gone everyday, not just on the anniversary of his death, yet that day always seems to make me in a somber mood for some reason. Well, this year that wasn't the case. I made it a point to keep a positive attitude and focus on all the good times I had with him, and how blessed I am with my life..amazing husband & kids. I'm not a perfect mother or wife, but I do the best I can to make sure that when I look back I will be proud of the one I worked so hard to be. I know my dad would be proud & that I am the person I am today because of him ALWAYS being there for me. So when you have a day that you feel down or like things just are not fair, it's the mind that truly is a powerful thing. I have learned in retrospect that every year that I was down about it I had a terrible, emotional day. This year telling myself I would not do that honestly made it a better day than most days. I laughed, I smiled, I focused on the present, and I thanked God for the good moments. Like the great Abe Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." 

Blessed beyond measure,

    With moments like these and faces like this to wake up to each day, how can you not feel blessed?


  1. Thanks for sharing. I feel as if every word you wrote applies to me as well. I have the hardest time when I'm at work sometimes and I see families going through that thing I went through so long ago. It will be 10 years this year, and I still cry when I think about all the things he missed out on...he would've been the best grandpa ever...(I'm crying as I type this...) It will never get easier, but having a good attitude does help. I'm sending lots of hugs your way. :)

  2. Thanks, Wendy!! So so true. Hard knowing our kids never got to meet theirs hrs pad & vice versa. Take comfort knowing your dad is watching over them. Great guardian angels are good too! Hugs & love back at ya! Xo

  3. *grandpas ( no idea why it said whatever it says there) lol


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