Sixty Seconds

 For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wasted enough seconds today with sadness and anger…moments when I should have been looking at Matthew’s eyelashes, playing Hungry Hungry Hippos with Katie, or holding Craig’s hand.

Tomorrow, just happiness.


  1. Hugs! I'm sure it doesn't help, but I love your festive header…

  2. Elaine

    Those are some amazing eyelashes right there. I'm sorry, my friend. I'm hoping and praying that your dream for another baby your family comes to fruition. xo

  3. Alison@Mama Wants This

    Yes, happiness, just happiness. Thinking of you. xo

  4. jane@flightplatform

    wow amazing eyelashes…you need a little rain to get rainbows though…but hope tomorrow is just sunshine xxxx hugs xxxx

  5. tracy@sellabitmum

    Thinking of you. xo

  6. Kirsten

    I love your new header….my two favorite colors of the holiday season, plus it reminds me of Katie and her gratitude bowl!
    I wrote to you on babble, but it doesn't hurt to give u HUGS here too…HUGS!

  7. Thinking of you and sending hugs xoxo

  8. Jessica

    Thinking of you and I hope you know just how much. Sending hugs.

  9. Elizabeth

    I imagine it's not easy allowing yourself to be so vulnerable, but thank you for sharing your struggles with us, your readers. I hope we can be an encouragement to you, as you are to so many of us.
    What a beautiful little boy you have there! I love staring at my little one's lashes too…brings a sudden smile to my face =).

  10. @pensparade

    I think sometimes it takes a few tries? :( I think you could find comfort in knowing you are doing everything possible to make this happen for your family. I know it doesn't make things much easier but you are not holding back on any front. You are like wonder woman right now. I am praying for you and wishing you the best of luck. Drink a bottle of wine and try not to count the days until your next smiley face on a stick. <3 Sending love.

  11. julie gardner

    Okay. Ralph may be right.

    But you're allowed a few minutes (and a few hundred seconds at least) to be angry.
    Without guilt, either.

    I can only imagine how difficult it is to balance so much hope and so much love with so much of the unknown.
    And then you know…and it is hard.

    So be gentle with yourself.
    And I'm wishing you happiness today.

  12. Katie

    As usual, I agree with Julie. You are allowed to give yourself the crying and the anger and the tears. You heart is fragile. It's ok to give it what it needs to cope.

    hoping today has brought you a reason to smile. with your heart.

  13. What a lovely shot! His eyelashes are truly nothing less than AMAZING! Sending a big virtual ((((HUG))))) to you today…

  14. twertman

    Playing Hungry Hungry Hippos always puts me in a better mood.

    Sending love. xoxo

  15. Natalie

    Thinking of you my friend….and you know I'm here if you need me. xoxoxxo

  16. Beautiful eye lashes! Not to preach, but even the Bible says "be angry and sin not". So do be too hard on yourself.

    Thanks for you sweet comments on my post!

    Blessings and peace!

  17. Melanie @ M&M

    how about DON'T be too hard on yourself! Sorry. I should proof better : )

  18. Kathleen

    So short, and so much contained in so few words!

    I also love your header. :)

  19. Don't beat yourself up…
    We are allowed to be angry and sad and all the other negative feelings. It's what makes us grow stronger. Getting angry is a normal reaction. We all have those moments we'd like to take back…but you just have to truck on forward.
    Sending much hugs.

  20. Jennifer

    I really think its ok to feel both. We just have to try not to remain in that negative frame of mind to long, right? Far to many blessings to dwell. Positive energy coming you way from here….

  21. Jessica D Torres

    Spend time doing what makes you happy. Hugs your way.

  22. Tracie

    Yes. Just yes.

    Hugs for you!

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