Whatever "it" is for you...be it time, your sweet new baby, your health, a moment to yourself, your family, your children, the quiet, the smell of cookies coming out of the oven, friendship, fresh air + sunshine, the hand-picked bouquet of flowers from your little one, an opportunity, a compliment, a smile, a kind gesture, a sweet memory, his hand, her hand, your life, or the still small moment of peace you feel in your heart...no matter your circumstances...acknowledge it. Hold it close. Soak it all in. Be grateful.
I took a break from Instagram - as far as posting the daily inspirational thoughts I share there.
I didn't feel very inspired considering the loss we are experiencing.
Today, however, I realized that I NEED to push myself to continue to find the good.
In fact, just as I responded to someone on Instagram: "It's much easier to be happy and cheerful when all is right in the world. It's a test of character and strength to continue putting out light when things seem so dark. I NEED to keep up with my daily thoughts…they will certainly help in the healing process of all of this."
And that is where I'm at today…and why I posted this here.
KEEPiNG iT REAL
I tried posting a normal post yesterday…but it just felt awkward focusing on Halloween when that's not my focus at all right now.
One minute I'm okay - the next I'm in tears.
It's a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. I cannot imagine what my aunt and uncle are going through. I cannot imagine losing one of my children…and certainly not in such a horrific way.
Today I'm sorting through photos of Holly in preparation of a slideshow I have to create for the funeral on Friday…and it's so difficult.
The emails, Instagrams, Facebook comments and people reaching out has been so comforting. I so very much appreciate the prayers and thoughts and condolences expressed by so many of you. It means the world to me. Thank you. I know my family would thank you too if they could.