Thursday, November 28, 2013

Triple Thanks.

Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone back home in the USA!

Today I give thanks for 3 blessings...

First, for EVERYONE, the family, extended family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and "never-met-except-on-the-internet" friends who:

bid on items in our Auction,
purchased chances on our iPad/Kindle giveaway
came and partied with us in June 
bought a ticket for a basket
Donated items to our Auntion/raffle
donated money to our FSP
Brought over meals for our family
Donated towards Henry's funeral expenses
Sent me coffee in the mail
Prayed for me
Sent me hugs and love on FB or the blog

What a community of LOVE grew up around my sweet boy! 

Thanks is not enough to say for all the support over these last almost-three years starting from our commitment to adopt Henry (Spring 2011) until today, when he has been in heaven for one year and I wait in Eastern Europe to bring our newest children home. 

But gratitude is all I have and I give it with all my heart and will remember each and every one of you in prayer today.

Second, I am beyond thankful for my wonderful husband and every single member of our joy-filled family! I hope I can be the wife and mother they all deserve in the coming year and that we can love and laugh together for many years to come!

And Third, I am thankful for every minute God graced me to spend with Henry Augustin Dobrovits.

I would do it all again...the fundraising, the travel, the hospitalizations, the thousands in co-pays, the lack of sleep, the separations at CHOP...

The being with him while he went to be with Jesus.

I am thankful I got to be his mama.

PS Blogger on my iPad will not let me load a video here...please go see my boy on FB!


  1. So happy for you guys today but aware of the pain that is in your heart--it only means that love was there.

  2. Of all I am thankful for today, Carla, I'm thankful to know you and to have witnessed the love you give freely in your role as mother, wife, sister, and friend. God bless you ♡

  3. Remembering Baby Henry today. God Bless You.

  4. I don't know how you do it, but once again you've got me smiling and crying at the same time. ((hugs))

    Thinking of sweet Henry today! That last photo... melt my heart.

  5. One year. You are a beautiful soul. All your children, here and in Heaven, are so blessed. I am thankful for you.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving and welcome HOME! Thank you for sharing Henry with us as well. We were blessed to know of him too! HUGS!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all safely home in the USA soon!