i’m grateful…

by @according2kelly on July 3, 2007

  1. to be home & sleeping in my own bed.
  2. for two cute little boys & a darling husband.
  3. for the kindness of strangers.
  4. that canada let me come home.
  5. that i don’t have to unpack or wash any dirty clothes.
  6. for my incredible family.
  7. for good mail: belated birthday gifts, fun magazines & a sweet card from kristi.
  8. that it wasn’t my kids screaming the entire flight.
  9. that i was able to pick up a few of my favoite candy bars… violet crumbles & mint aeros.
  10. that tomorrow is a new day.

ever had “one of those days”? today was definitely one for me. to make a long story short… we spent a long weekend in seattle & canada. this afternoon we went out to the car to head to the airport, only to discover that someone had broken into our car and stolen our luggage. not only did they get away with all my pretty new clothes i had just gotten for my birthday, but also our passports, an iPod, a laptop & a whole slew of other important stuff. thankfully we were able to make our flight and that canada let us leave without any passports. i just have to keep reminding myself:

everything will be okay in the end.
if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.
(anonymous)

27 comments
Laurie
Laurie

How aweful!! Leave it to you to focus on what you're greatful for after such a horrible ordeal. I'm so glad you were able to get on your flight w/o passports.

Leslie
Leslie

that totally stinks, kelly. all those cute clothes . . .

Lacie
Lacie

I'm glad you and your family are safe and ok! I am so sorry that it happened to you- Hang in there!

Lisa
Lisa

Isn't the power of comfort food the 8th wonder of the world. Sorry you lost all your stuff like that! I love your blog.

Traci
Traci

What a bummer!!! Thank goodness for kind people that let you over the border and insurance. Sorry that had to happen on your trip! I bet you are glad to be back.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com
kacey@doodlebugspaper.com

it is terrible. I hope things are starting to look better. It is great that you made a list of things to be postive about.

whit
whit

Kelly..I'm in shock that is just horrible. I'm glad that you made it home safe. I know things will work out.

Dana
Dana

Oh Kelly I am just that sorry. What an awful thing to have happened. I am glad that all of your family is safe though. (HUG)

ReminisceHeirlooms
ReminisceHeirlooms

I am sorry girlie. I enjoyed reading yoru post though! I am so glad you are home safely!xixoxoxHappy 4th!

Kris
Kris

That really is the worst, pit in your stomach feelings. I'm so sorry that happened to you after a probably great trip.

Marty:
Marty:

Good luck with all this. What a mess to have to deal with.

Cherri
Cherri

I had a hard time coming home from Canada once. They asked me all sorts of questions like where I went to elementary school and what my teacher's name was. I ended up paying $25 to a notary and raising my right hand saying I was born in the U.S.A. (little did they know I came over by donkey from Mexico)

My name is Ali...
My name is Ali...

Well, if there were a ever a bright side to something so awful...at least the shopping for new clothes is always a treat! I'm glad you were all safe and that it was just items that seem to be replaceable...what is up with you and having cars broken into?? Love you and glad you're back!

Natasha
Natasha

That is just terrible, so sorry this all happened to you. Glad you are home safe and sound.

Mom2fur
Mom2fur

What an awful thing to happen! It is nice, though, that Canada let you cross the border and go home. I'm sure home never looked so good to you!

Holly
Holly

I'm so sorry that happened! Glad you and your family are safe and were able to return home. I appreciate your attitude and postive perspective--it's encouraging!

Summers Camp
Summers Camp

Oh no! I'm so sorry! But at least you're all safe. Way to count your blessings. *B

gab
gab

wow...way to look on the bright side. what a travel nightmare!

Marilee
Marilee

There are no words for that. What a totally hopeless feeling. You sure have a great attitude though, your mother has been a great example to you. She is calm and collected too!

mama jo
mama jo

i was proud of you in that moment of discovery...you held it together very well, didn't dissove into tears (althought it would have been ok if you did), just took control..cross your fingers!

lainakay
lainakay

so sorry what a lousy thing to happen... enjoyed your great list of positives... very smart

Hannah
Hannah

Totally sucks! We had something similar happen about 10 years ago and I still feel violated. I like your perspective on #5...exactly how I would try to see it.So sorry!

Shaka
Shaka

wow! that is horrible! what a way to end a nice weekend! i hope everything works out okay.

Mique
Mique

I am so sorry- nothing worse than feeling violated like that. I am glad for you that you and your fam are safe and sound. And that you were able to get back home!

kat
kat

oh that totally totally stinks! I am so sorry this happened to you + your family.

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