As our family wrapped up 2013 I was completely depleted and on the verge of depression. My 2-year-old son wasn’t talking and was showing signs of frustration and aggression. I was sleep deprived from his long recovery following his tonsillectomy. And I had a complete meltdown during his birthday party. Not my best mama moment.
I knew if I didn’t do something differently, 2014 would likely be just as depressing.
I bought a copy of Ann Voskamps book One Thousand Gifts and decided to shift my focus to the many things I had to be thankful for.
Thus started The Gratitude Project; a year of discovering glory in the mundane moments of motherhood.
I counted gifts – 1,100 to be exact – and I noticed the grey clouds begin to lift.
I focused on gratitude for 365 days and then the calendar rolled over to a new year and my son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (and later Sensory Processing Disorder).
Would gratitude follow me on this new journey?
Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing how gratitude plays a part in our Apraxia journey at Jake’s Journey With Apraxia. I’d love for you to join me there.