Grateful-5 Minute Friday

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us at The Gypsy Mama?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

Today’s Topic:
I am grateful for so many things.  I am grateful to the Lord for giving me a husband who loves me completely, and three beautiful girls.  The doctors had told me for so many years I would never have kids.  And here I am with three, the desire for more. 
I am grateful for every step I run.  15 hospital stays in 3 years, two a month long each to learn how to walk again, and here I am, running.  I’m getting ready to do a 10k (6.2 miles) run next month!  I remember teh day I was working so hard in therapy to learn how to walk again.  It was slow and not pretty.  They had my dog with me.  He got bored waiting for me and laid down.  He can’t do a whole run with me now.
I am grateful for how far I have come in the last year.  Postpartum depression and anxiety was hard.  Really hard.  Every step hurt my heart and my soul.  I don’t even know how many times I asked if I would actually survive it.  And I am.  Dare, I say I am thriving?  Yes, I am.  I have so many people to thank for that–my midwife, hubby, friends, family, #ppdchat mamas.  So many.

I am so grateful.
What are you grateful for?  Come share!

Survive til you Thrive!

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