I missed the sunset last night because I was trick or treating with E. Instead, here is a picture of a sunset I took last winter as my husband, E, and I drove to spend New Year's Eve with our family. I remember looking into it, feeling at peace, and my husband asking/knowing I was thinking about Violet.
I would like to thank Carly Marie for her Capture Your Grief project. It was therapeutic to complete and kept me writing during an otherwise difficult month. It is much easier lately to hold everything in. I needed a reminder to do this grief work.
In order to continue along the same lines, I'll be participating in November's 30 Days of Gratitude project (most people participate via Facebook status) by posting a picture every day in November of something that makes me thankful.
November 1 - I am thankful that I was able to take this little "Dorothy" trick or treating last night. After every stop she would ask for "one more house, Momma!" She wanted to hold my hand so I walked as much as I could, knowing that some year she won't want me to tag along with her. When she was tired, I had a friend who was willing to carry her for me since I can't due to pre-term contractions with increased activity. I am thankful for this kind friend as well as the friends who invited us to trick or treat with them!