30 May 2012


I always try and stay upbeat and positive on my blog and especially with my life in general. But sometimes life is just plain hard and you need to let yourself have a sad day or two.

My family has really been through a lot recently, especially when my dad passed away just a month before his grand daughter was born. It has been the hardest thing that I have had to accept or deal with.
Within the last couple of months we also lost 2 of our family dogs, whom I grew up with and loved like they were my best friends. It's hard not to stay upset, question life and fall into a depth of sadness especially when you are so far from home.

Sally and Chealsy. RIP. Good dogs.

Today I want to pay tribute to the recent loss of my dogs, but I also want to celebrate all the good things in my life. I have a beautiful baby girl, loving and supportive husband, a wonderful mother and a beautiful sister. I have my health and an opportunity to live my American dream.

Here's to life, and living it to the fullest!

Who or what are you grateful for in your life? 


  1. Hi Kate,

    fellow saffer in new york state here. We also lost a lot of family this, and last year both in sa and usa and other countries, so we know just what you going through. Keep your chin up :)

  2. I'm so sorry for your losses. My thoughts are with you.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Glad you are remembering all the good things in your life.


  4. Wow! You are a strong, strong woman...and with a new baby. My hat goes off to you. I'm grateful for so much at the moment but mostly for the warm weather that I'd been missing for so long.

  5. I am so sorry!! Wow, what a bitter sweet time you're having!
    I admire your strength, positivity and it's beautiful! x

  6. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad, and your sweet puppies. You have been through so much... You're right, let yourself have a sad day every once in awhile. <3

    I'm grateful for my wonderful husband, the support of my family, the sweet, healthy baby girl in my belly, and the opportunity to stay at home with her soon!!

  7. So sorry to hear that! I admire your strength and positivity!

    I am grateful for my amazing husband, my job, my loving family and little Gracie, my gorgeous niece, and Avi, her baby sister!

    Life is hard at times, but it is how we handle those tough times that counts! It sounds like you have a very supportive family to help you get through!