Memories... Like Mom Made!

Memories... Like Mom Made!
Out of dark moments, flowers grow.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks...

Though ideally I would have posted this yesterday, I still want to make a point to reflect on all of the amazing people and wonderful things I am thankful for.

More than anything, I am thankful for my family:

From my handsome, courageous husband who is currently defending our country

To my happy go lucky, fun loving little boy,

To my darling angel who is always watching over me,

To my sweet little Cupcake who is steadily growing within me.

And I am so SO thankful to be pregnant. To be 22 weeks and 1 day pregnant with a wonderfully active baby who I can't wait to hug and kiss and shower with love and affection.

My extended family deserves a mention as well. My mother, father, sister, brother, in-laws, and my grandparents... Especially my grandparents... All of them have done their best to encourage me and cheer me on when I have my little hormonal break downs...

Oh and let me mention my mother again... This woman has been a saint. She has put up with all of my doctor appointments (sometimes TWO in one week!!!), run my son to and from school every week, taken me out to do birthday and Christmas shopping and willingly pushed me in my wheelchair without complaint... She has let me cry and break down, chatter on and on with excitement, and allowed me to indulge in all of my crazy cravings without making too much of a fuss...

Mom: I love you so much. I am so very thankful that God gave me such a loving and supportive mother. Thank you for teaching me what kind of mother to strive to be... and sometimes reminding me what kind of mother NOT to be... (HA!!!!). All this quality time with you has been so precious to me. I don't know what I would do without you.

I am thankful for wonderful food. Great friends. Great online shopping sales. And peppermint...

Lots and lots of peppermint...

Peppermint ice cream, cool mint oreos, peppermint mocha coffee creamer, York peppermint patties, peppermint stick sugar cookies... I could go on forever... Oh I have been craving peppermint like you wouldn't believe...

Maybe it is because little girls are so sweet like peppermint...

Maybe that is why I have been craving chocolate and peppermint and sweet things constantly...

Because that is another thing I am thankful for:

The fact that God is blessing us with another GIRL!

Yes that's right... My sweet little cupcake is indeed, a GIRL!!

And I couldn't be happier.

She is constantly flipping around and kicking me just like her big sister. It is a wonderful feeling and I am so grateful for it!

So that about sums it up... I have a lot to be thankful for... And I am extra thankful to have lovely, kind hearted readers to share that thanks with... I am very thankful for each and every one of you. :)

Happy Thanksgiving :)


  1. Hi Virginia! I came across your blog from another site. I too have an incompetent cervix and had to have a cerlcage in my last pregnancy. It was so scary and during that time I felt so alone and even slightly depressed that my body had failed me. I have a beautiful and healthy 16 month old now and cherish everyday with him. I don't know if you plan on any more children or if you have heard of a procedure called a TAC that can be done pre pregnancy or while pregnant to help carry closer to term (you may already have this so ignore if you do). I just want to get the word out there for other women. I will keep you and your little one in my prayers!


  2. Hello Virginia- I have been following your blog for a long time (your easy cream cheese coffee cake has been a huge hit at my house!), and I can't help but worry about you, since it's been so long since you posted. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that you and your family have been in my thoughts this holiday season. Best wishes - Brandy