The events of the last few days have motivated to me to write this post. My friends, S and J, recently had a devastating thing happen. The short of it is......they were matched with a birth mother and were totally ready to welcome a baby girl into their home when the mom changed her mind after giving birth and decided to keep the baby. I can't even imagine what this feels like. I have no words and the standard platitudes are just that.....platitudes. Whenever I think about this I want to cry so I imagine it must be 100x harder for the two of them.
Which just makes me realize....no matter what I have going on that I may want to vent about....my issues are trivial. When I was working I would be reminded on a daily basis of how unfair and sucky things could be and it really helped me keep things in perspective. Now that I'm away from it I find myself losing perspective more easily and I don't like it.
Today I am thankful for so many things:
- the most wonderful, supportive, and loving husband
- friends and family who listen and help keep me grounded
- good health
- all the opportunities that have been given to me