Twelve Things I Am Grateful for on the 12th

Two years.

I am trying to write this monthly feature.

“Twelve Things I’m grateful for on the 12th” began 13 months ago. It is good to count my blessings.

But this month…trying to write it…

I can’t.

Forgive me, dear readers.

I am grateful for many things. I really am. But…

Today I grieve.

Today I remember my son.

Today I remember….

His joy.

His laughter.

His voice.

His pickup lines.

His stomping through the house.

His clumsiness off stage.

His beauty and grace on stage.

His kindness.

His lack of filters.

His hugs.

His stories.

His phone calls.

His goofy smiles.

His love.

His life.

Mostly, I am remember that he knew Christ as Savior. He knows Him now face to face in all of His glory.

I miss him.

I love him still.

Two years ago tonight The Accident ended my son’s earthly life.


The Accident was on August 12, 2013. For months the 12th brought me to tears. Then, about a year later, I decided to choose gratitude and healing rather than sorrow. Thus “Twelve Things I am Thankful for on the 12th”.

13 thoughts on “Twelve Things I Am Grateful for on the 12th

  1. Pingback: Random Things › <b>Twelve Things</b> I Am Grateful for on the 12th | kathleenbduncan

  2. I’m sad for your loss. Each of the items you listed about your son is something to be grateful for. You listed even more than 12. Your son certainly was and always will be a blessing to you.

    I love, love, love the picture of the kids “torturing” each other. It must make you smile every time you see it.

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  3. Praying for you. The anniversaries are the hardest. Oct. 14 will be 12 years since our daughter went to be with Jesus waiting for a heart transplant. She got one, but not in the way we thought it would be.

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  4. I get it. My son died 2 months ago unexpectedly. I’ve been writing in my grateful journal everyday, just like you wrote about your son today. My heart aches for you in your brokenness, and hoping for healing.

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