Thursday, October 25, 2012


    Gratitude is something that I struggle with at this point in my life.  I will always be grateful for Frank, Bella,  my little man and all of my family and friends.   Gratitude for the little things in life is what I find difficult.

    Suprisingly, earlier this week I found myself feeling grateful and it took me by surprise.  I was driving to my Obgyn office and decided to get her and the receptionist a coffee.  At that moment I felt grateful that I was able to treat someone to a coffee without worrying about it.  There are so many people who cannot afford the necessities in life and to them treating people to something is often difficult.  It was such a minor thing but I felt it, that gratitude.   As soon as realized what I was thinking I was amazed.  It has been so long since I have felt that feeling.   It felt nice to be grateful for something instead of being angry all the time.

   Hopefully my future will bring more of those moments so that each moment of gratitude will not be something to write about.

   I will always be grateful for you Bella baby.


Angie said...

You are truly amazing !! I am grateful to have you in my life.

Your friends and family will always be here for you. Say what's in your heart; we will be here to listen.

love you,


ChrisM said...

Most people would not even take the time to recognize this Marisa. Well done. I for one can take a lesson.

BellaSteph said...

Even though we tend to take what seems like a million steps back on this grief journey, each step we take forward is a huge milestone. We are carrying a lot on our backs as we walk this path. Sometimes it seems there is no light at the end of the tunnel and will never be happy or grateful again. I am grateful to have gotten to know you and your story because you are truly a remarkable woman.

Thinking of you always. Stephanie