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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sanguine Saturday / Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

"I fell in love with you while you were still forming in my womb. Now I hold you in my heart instead of my arms." ~Unknown.

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I wasn't sure whether I'd post Sanguine Saturday on this day, not even when I started this post, but it feels right to post it. The best way I can honour my children is to live well, not fall apart, and looking at my achievements over the week, and the positive things in my life, are ways of doing that.

So, 'Lyssi and Myk'i, this is for you.

Success Stories:
No burning.
No drinking.
I've been keeping up with my exercise and it's showing. I'm much more fit than I was even a few months ago!
I attempted brownies, even if they didn't work. I also made muffins.
I told my doctor the truth, even though it meant narrowing my options.
I haven't cancelled any of my appointments with Sonia, even though several times I wanted to (out of avoidance).
I've spent some time doing creative things this week.
I did my therapy homework even though I absolutely dreaded it.
I'm opening up a bit more to Sonia every time I see her, and every time I do, I discover new ways that she is a really good fit for me.
I finally managed to get to a post office and send a couple of things off.
I reached one of my goals for my body, and am hoping to reach the next one soon.
I've started trying to get back into posting one of my photographs every day over at From Another Angle.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Good friends.
Having a psychologist who cares.
Being more fit.

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
Other peoples' opinion of me says more about them than me.
This isn't forever. Everything passes eventually.

Don't forget to post up your own version of Sanguine Saturday (any day, any format as long as it's positive-focused!) and shoot me the link! If you're joining us in this challenge, I want to know about it. Finally, of course, don't forget to check out this week's list of Sanguine Saturday versions:
Nobody this week! Lua, fern, I'm looking at you ladies in particular! ;)

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. I remember dedicating a post to Lyssi last year on the old blog, but I don't think you ever saw it. Can't believe it has been a year. Thinking of you. xx P

  2. Bless you, that's so sweet of you. Unfortunately you're right, I didn't see it. I wonder how I missed that! I know, it amazes me every day how long it's been. This November will be six years since I lost her, and this year is about 15 years since I lost my son. So much time has gone by! o.O

    Hope you're doing well, Pixie. I noticed you seem to have deleted your blog again? Or did you move and I missed it somehow?

  3. Big hugs to you Chrysalis xx Your bravery never fails to impress and inspire me

  4. hey, i did too do a version last week!