Happiness Journal

The skies opened up this week and it rained. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen rain so puddle jumping was in order.

This girl and her smiles make my heart happy!!!

jumping in puddles-2

I have been very inconsistent with writing in this space lately. I’m working out a plan (plans always are subject to change though) where I will write at least a couple times a month. Writing has fed my soul for just under 5 years and I need to find my way back.

Until then, enjoy what makes my heart happy!!!

Happiness Journal

Our mornings usually start right here. Her favorite rainbow blanket, a small bagel, and Linus waiting for the moment her guard is down so he can steal what he thinks is his breakfast.

These two make my heart happy.

waiting

Happiness Journal

This morning I asked Alice if she wanted to go on an adventure and she promptly responded, “go see mice!”

This morning we stood for a long time and watched as the mice went round and round, cuddled with their friends and tried to break out of their cage. It was a grand adventure and made Alice’s and my heart very happy.

alice and mice

 

Parenting with PTSD: Surviving the Intense Waves of Grief ~ A PMB Post

Today over at Portland Moms Blog I shared a few minutes of one of my days ~ just one of many I have to live without my girls. This post was very difficult to write but I felt it was important.  With each new day and life experience comes a new wave of grief and at the same time a tremendous amount of gratitude for the ability God has given me to survive the heartache. I miss my girls more and more as each new day passes.

You can find my post here.

My girl in her favorite pink boots!

Anna and her boots

Happiness Journal​

No words tonight just this photo of two best friends sharing a toy.*

Alice and linus sitting

*Actually, Alice was showing Linus her toy trying to get him to grab it so she could scream that he took her toy.