Marvelous Monday

And so… we are back. Many times I spent my Marvelous Mondays writing about what I am thankful for as friends or my surroundings, but today, I want to be thankful for opportunity. We don’t go on date nights, or celebrate with fancy dinners or outings, most of the time the idea of vacation seems intimidating and daunting for the sheer cost factor, but we are never short on opportunity.

Much thanks to our parents, who help us do the big things in life. We’d love to cruise the Bahamas, take a trip to Disney, see the Eiffel Tower… but more than that, we want to learn and support this amazing community around us- the reason I even began this blog… we want to be active members of the LPA as fully as we can be!

Last week, we took full advantage of our membership and joined hundreds of others in San Diego.

#aisforadelaide #marvelousmonday #lpaSD2014

I spent hours in workshops, gatherings, meetings and group events… to learn, to think, to take notes, to listen, to share, to dream, to wonder, to play! Addie participated in her first fashion show! I met SO many wonderful people I’d only ever spoken to online. Dave got to SIT DOWN! I spoke… in front of way more of a crowd than I was expecting, and though it was not recorded (to my knowledge), I will share the piece with you soon. We made friends family.

So, what is there to not be thankful for in life? I’m not thankful that Addie will have to undergo another MRI for more imaging. I’m not thankful that we still don’t know why she’s blacking out. I’m not thankful that there are so many questions and so few answers… in general. But who is counting? What this means is that there is more to see, more to know and more to learn. Advocating for our community, for our family and for Addie herself is never done. So let’s start this week in thanks… and get ready to work hard once again!

Happy Marvelous Monday, Reader!



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48 Responses to Marvelous Monday

  1. Love reading about everything you are thankful for.
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  2. What a brave little girl (and mommy). I hope you find your answers!
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  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I was just in SD in April and I was following along on Instagram with your trip and it made me miss it SO bad. My sister & brother in law live out there and my hubby & I plan to move there once the kids are all in college.

  4. Small blessings, your heart is in a good place. Hoping for some great news soon!!
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  5. Shauna

    Oh how scary… I can’t imagine… I look forward to hearing that everything will be okay!

  6. I hope you find your answers soon. She is just precious. Thanks for sharing I love your images. :)
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  7. Angela S

    I am so glad you found such support and fun. It’s nice to be part of a community, even if it’s a hardship that brings all together.

  8. What a great positive attitude! It is always easier to face life’s challenges with a positive and grateful attitude!
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  9. What a great post. I will keep you both in my prayers.
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  10. Thank you soo much for sharing your family’s adventure with us. I love that you had this opportunity, and can’t wait to see the bit of you speaking!

  11. You have a beautiful family, and I’m soo glad you were able to have this experience! Keeping your family in my daily prayers.
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  12. I think it’s important to remember to be thankful for the good things we have in our lives. Too many times we focus on the negative, never seeing the positives.
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  13. Those are two ADORABLE girls. =D Love this post. It’s so important to remember to be thankful for the good things in our lives.
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  14. Addie is such a precious and adorable little girl! I love you sense of appreciation for life-keep it up momma! <3
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  15. Aw what a cute photo, very sweet memory!
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  16. awww loved your post; thanks for sharing your memories with us.. she is a doll
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  17. Good for you for being an advocate for your daughter! Hugs to you, mama.
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  18. Pam

    Being an advocate for your sick child is so hard, but so rewarding when you finally figure out what’s wrong and how you can help them.

  19. Praying for Addie. Hope all goes well with her MRI. I hope you have a nice week, and happy Marvelous Monday to you :)
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  20. You have such a great attitude!! Fingers crossed!
    And have a marvelous Monday yourself!!
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  21. I love how you said you made family! That is a beautiful thing!
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  22. Praying for your sweet girl. Hope everything goes well and y’all get some answers.
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  23. Sounds like your wonderful daughter has two amazing advocates. She is blessed.
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  24. This is a great idea for a post. I think reminding myself what I have makes the things I don’t have seem more bare able. Hope you find some answers for your little one.
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