Thursday, November 12, 2009

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G.K. Chesterton

Everyone is talking about how thankful they are... A few blogs I read had posts like "grati-tuesday" and "Thankful Thursday". Thanksgiving is the time of year when people reflect on what they are thankful for. So maybe it "put me in the mood" to express my feelings. I have been thankful since the moment I found out I was pregnant, but somehow what I feel is needing to be expressed...

As I sit here with my hand on my belly feeling the little movements of my baby girl, I cannot believe this is actually happening. As I look through my "what to expect when you're expecting" book, I never dreamed I would actually be carrying a baby. I have said it before, but I must reiterate - I truly NEVER thought I would have a child. The reasons behind that will remain untold, but it was my real belief that I never would. And somehow, even though I believed that, I never lost hope.
So the gratitude, the joy, the appreciation I feel is so great! Two little words "Thank you" cannot express the depth of what I feel. In this sense thank you is like I love you. How can a little phrase even try to communicate what we feel? We just have to hope and believe those who we are saying thank you and I love you too just know what we mean.


  1. Great post Julia :) Very sweet and heartfelt! I know just what you mean by little words not being enough to express the emotion you feel. I think anyone who is a mommy knows exactly what it's like.

  2. I am so happy for you and Jason. I am also very thankful for myself. I have so much to look forward to with Audrey. Can't wait to see her, hold her, kiss her, and tell her all about what her mommy was like growing up.