Saturday, November 02, 2013
I can't believe November is here. Where did this year go? The holidays are just around the corner. Now that Halloween is over, I'm sure the Christmas ads will be out in full force. To celebrate the upcoming festivities, I've decided to once again participate in the 30 Days of Thanks.

In addition to the 30 Days project, it's also National Adoption Month and Movember. Movember is "the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Men grow and women support a Mo (moustache) for 30 days becoming walking, talking billboards. Movember supports world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer."

Why are all these things important? Adoption, as well as testicular cancer, has touched our lives. My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer five months after we lost our daughter to preeclampsia. He underwent surgery and several months of radiation. Today he is cancer free, and I think that's something to be thankful for, don't you?

So this month I plan to merge the three and talk about all the things I'm thankful for in regards to adoption and raising testicular cancer awareness. (And no, I do not plan to actively participate in Movember. My eyebrows will continue to be waxed. Ha!)

November 1
I am thankful for our beautiful daughter. Let me get mushy (go ahead, you can roll your eyes if you wish)...she is the apple of our eye, the peanut butter to our jelly, our world. She is a little bundle of joy wrapped up in personality and sass, and I love every bit of it!

November 2
I am thankful for Z's birthmom. I am thankful she had a heart for adoption and she chose life for her daughter. She didn't have to do that. She will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

What are you thankful for today? Leave me a comment and let me know!


  1. I am thankful for BLM blogs like yours that help us mothers to angel(s) get through the day and not feel alone. Thank you!

    1. You're very welcome! They definitely helped me along the way, and still do. :)