30 Days of Thanks: Day 1

November feels like a good month to be thankful. A month to look at everything I have and forget about the things I want. That being said, I’m going to attempt a series this month. 30 Days of Thanks. Every day, I’m going to blog about one thing I’m thankful for. Some days might be serious, others may be silly, but at the end of the month, I’ll have reminded myself of 30 things I am so grateful for. Whose going to join me?

Disclaimer: I’m a busy lady. I am aiming to post something new every day, but we all know that will most likely be derailed at some point or another. So if I miss a day or two here or there, hang with me… I’ll make up for it.

DAY ONE: I’m thankful for our healthy reproduction.

Some of you know it took us about 6 months of trying to get pregnant. I know heartache at the end of the month. I know jealousy when your friends announce their pregnant. I know what it feels like to get my hopes up only to find disappointment again. But I also know what it feels like when my unborn son is stretching. I know what it feels like when he kicks my ribs or sits on my bladder. I know what it feels like to see a positive sign on the stick, hear a heartbeat through the doppler, to see a little head sucking on an even littler thumb in the ultrasound. I’m so thankful we were able to create this little human life.

For those of you who have experienced the amazing emotions of being pregnant, I hope you can remember just how thankful you are for that. And for those of you who are still waiting for your little one, don’t worry. You’ll get your baby. Soon enough, one way or another, you’ll get your baby. And no other baby will matter.

xoxo, Mallory

PS Thank you Danielle for the sweet idea! You’re an inspiration. XO

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11 thoughts on “30 Days of Thanks: Day 1

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks for making me all teary-eyed!!! Love this and love you!!

  2. Wendy says:

    I’m thankful for my husband’s strength to do what he needs to do 2.5 years post a hugely traumatic accident/injury. More info. here- http://frayedlaces.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-kona-to-coma-amazing-story-of.html

    Today he continued on his recovery by meeting with docs, advisers at the university, etc. Maybe not the easiest of times for an ex-Special Forces man, but certainly ones that inspire.

    • Mallory says:

      WOW Wendy. That is an absolutely amazing story. He is a huge inspiration!

      For someone like me who has been a runner forever, and recently a biker as well – I’ve been looking at tri’s (starting after the Baby comes). If your husband can bounce back from that, I think my body can bounce back from pregnancy. Seriously, what an inspiration.

      • Wendy says:

        I shared with him your comment and he was very touched. The accident wasn’t easy (we didn’t know each other then), and he struggled with it for a while. This man who has run a 2:51 marathon, never took a note in class, etc. etc. all of a sudden was fed with a g-tube and had to re-learn everything (I mean everything)!

        With that said, he’s found comfort in sharing his story a bit. If it can help one person, he’s content. It can be a challenge to find meaning in it.

        Should you ever have any tri questions, you are more than welcome to e-mail him. His contact info. is at his web site … http://www.sonnettics.com He’s not a coach, just someone who knows the love of sport and how the body can be a unique creature.

        (Plus, he’s incredibly sympathetic. When I say, “my body doesn’t feel the same… I’m having to adjust.” He’ll respond, “I know what that’s like…. not that I’ve been pregnant!” It’s heart warming!)

        He also gets the whole military life. We’re both Navy brats, and his bro-in-law is ex-Air Force. I think we have 60 moves between the two of us!

        • Mallory says:

          I am definitely going to check in with him when this baby is here and I start training for the first time. Just such an inspiration. And he really can understand just how different our bodies are when we’re pregnant!

          Do you run/bike/swim at all Wendy?

  3. Amy says:

    I’m going to do this! I really need to force myself to be positive right now. Also, your words almost made me cry. Just putting that out there. You might be writing generally but I felt like you were writing to all of us who are let down at the end of the month. It’s so frustrating, but I know it will be worth it.

  4. jillian says:

    I love the idea! Last November my SIL and I did something similar by messaging each other one thing everyday that we were thankful for (it started because our in-laws were driving us nuts but it turned into something very sweet!). It really helps to remember how much there is to be thankful for!

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