Overwhelmingly Grateful


Overwhelmingly grateful.

Ten years ago I didn't think that life would be what it is today. I was making changes left and right trying to find my place in this world. My sons were just barely adults but trying to find their way too, and that path included the world of alcohol and addiction.

The years moved along sometimes up, sometimes down, but never free from concern and worry on my part.

Fast forward to 2009....

Son #1 and Lovely Espousa are living lives like so many others their age who are working hard and loving their families. They are raising Mini-Chick with bundles of love, laughter and some definite rules. I love that she already has manners in her normal routine not to mention it's pretty darn cute to hear this little person say "your welcome" and "oh, sorry" when it's appropriate.

Today, Son #1 and Lovely Espousa welcomed Beautiful Bambina to their crew. Lillia Grace weighed in at a noticeable 8lbs, 9 ozs and 21-1/2" long. Lovely, lovely baby. Lovely, lovely, family.

Cliff is also doing well and day by day states out loud how much he loves this life and has no plan, desire or thoughts of turning back. He is finding his place too in this world as a viable, productive part of society. No longer taking away but contributing. He has friends, true friends, for the first time in his life. No hidden agendas and no shady behaviors.

Remaining in the palm of God's hand, I'm overwhelmingly grateful.

13 comments:

steveroni said...

It brings immeasurable pleasure to me when I read a blog so full of love, hope, relief, and gratitude as yours today, Laura.
Ooooh, thank you SO much!
Steve E.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

YAY GOD!!! How beautiful!!!

Cat said...

Laura - I needed to read this today!

Annette said...

Whoo Hoot! You are the second person in as many days that I have spoken to whose child is coming out on the other side of their addictions. I love it. It gives me hope...thank you for sharing and that picture...What a beautiful beautiful baby girl. I love her name! Congratulations grammy.

clean and crazy said...

AWE how beautiful she is too, congratulations grandma!! Awesome shot of your precious baby there, thanks for sharing this beautiful bundle of joy with us.

Lou said...

You don't look like a Granny!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl! She must have good looking parents!! ;-)

Laura said...

Don't you know it!

Her Big Sad said...

Congratulations on your new little grandbaby! I enjoy reading your blog - so filled with hope and positive thoughts. :)

clean and crazy said...

so grateful to be a part of your blogging community that I have an award for you on my blog, stop by and check it out.

Anonymous said...

she looks like her very cool and handsome uncle matt!

Blind Faith said...

Please forgive me for being so late in responding, L. I am so happy for you and your family!

If Cliff wants to talk to someone in program, you are welcome to give him the link to my blog and my email addy.

Have a wonderful Easter and/or Passover!!

Athena said...

Oooh - how precious... Congrats