Friday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving friends ♡♡♡

Happy Thanksgiving friends♡ I've truly felt so glad for all you sweet people with every new family photo in my feed today, but honestly it was a really rough one over here. I don't want to be a downer so I'll spare details, but missing Martin just hurt too much today. We'd decided on pizza for dinner, when some sweet neighbors offered for us to join in their family gathering and meal. We were so humbled at their generosity and kindness, and though today was a different holiday in almost every way, seeing these little ones laugh and play and lick whipped cream off their fingers made it so special anyways.  Today I am so grateful for my five little crazies that help me stay upright and moving every day.  I'm thankful for friends with such big hearts. I'm thankful for our warm hearth.  I'm so incredibly thankful for all of you who truly love and support me and want happiness for my family.  I'm thankful for my Heavenly Father and his tenderness.  I'm so so thankful for my dear angel husband in heaven, for the precious time we had together here, and for teaching me so much about strength and everlasting love. And lastly I'm so thankful for my angel husband here, for coming when we needed him most, for his unending patience and incredibly understanding heart, for helping my little family smile every day, and for his friendship and unconditional love for us.  Today I felt so broken, and at the same time, so very blessed.  Yes it is so possible:) Love you all♡♡♡ || #thanksgiving #justkeepswimming #faithoverfear #familiesareforever #luckiest
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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Emily. I don't know what to say to help you, but I want to give you a big hug. I will sent it all the way from the Netherlands and I hope you will catch it! XXXXX

  2. My dear Emily I feel your pain but I see your eyes light up again. I'm happy you got to celebrate thanksgiving. :) beautiful picture!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving... its okay to be happy and sad at the same time... the first Holidays are the hardest. And honestly all the firsts that your kids go through - they will be hard too. (My bestie lost her fiance when she was 5 months pregnant..) Grief is a crappy and wonderful thing. It's so hard, but it also lets us keep them and our love for them in our hearts forever.

  4. I am visiting Idaho for Thanksgiving and I saw you and your sweet family today at Costco. I wanted to give you a big hug. I wish sometimes I would break out of my comfort zone. You are so amazing and an inspiration to so many who follow your blog. Hang in there. It is ok to have rough days. You and your family are very loved.

  5. Emily,
    Your strength and joy in the midst of sorrow are so inspiring to me.

    My husband deployed this morning, and I have been sitting here feeling sorry for myself. But reading your blog reminds me that I am much better employed being thankful for all of the blessings I have.

    I know you probably don't feel like it all the time, but you are so strong and lovely.

    "She is clothed with strength and dignity;she can laugh at the days to come." - Proverbs 31

    Love, Anna

  6. I feel for you! We lost my Dad to cancer 7 weeks ago and Thanksgiving was so damn hard. I'm hopefully prayerful that Christmas will be better! Hugs!

  7. Will continue to pray for you and your family