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Easter lily leaf, Canon Digital Rebel

I had the honor of making a collection of custom bracelets in honor of an amazing woman named Patty. It was incredible to be a part of this family’s ritual of celebrating her life. You can read about Patty and her family here .

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Amy Komar suggested we do something special today… I feel a bit shy to share it, but she very kindly suggested that we all think good happy baby thoughts for Matt and I today and begin the month off with the power and strength of all the amazing people who come to this site. I feel really moved by her offer. If you feel like holding me in your heart today, I would be so honored.

“The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”
– John Burroughs

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71 Comments

  1. lindsey

    i’ll definitely be thinking of you and matt. warmest, happiest wishes to you both!
    lindsey

  2. A

    I’ve been thinking of you from 12.01
    (((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))

  3. Carrie

    sending strength and warm wishes through the cosmos in your direction

  4. chlamygirl

    good happy baby thought 1 sent… a gazillion more to come….

  5. Lu

    I am sending hanppy baby thoughts to you and Matt. You get what you ask for and I know you will be blessed.

  6. Jessamyn

    One of your superhero necklaces (I have three!) is protecting and blessing me as we speak. The least I can do is send happy baby thoughts your way! Consider it done!

  7. manu

    sending good happy baby thoughts right now…

  8. Kate

    HAPPY HOME! I am sending good thoughts your way. Happy Home, baby, happy home!

  9. lindsey

    Nothing but happy baby thoughts for you and Matt!

  10. Leslie

    I will send you positive baby-making thoughts. When I was 27 I thought “it is time for a baby”. My baby did not come until 5-1/2 years later after many tests, surgery and drugs. I was lucky that modern medicine could help me conceive. Adam is 21 and Ryan is now 19…no trouble making Ryan though! Do not ever give up hope and if you wish…do not give up until you have tried everything that nature and modern medicine has to offer.
    I read the article on Patty and cried…what a courageous woman with a loving family. I weep for Patty and also for her boys who will be left without her for a time.

  11. Amy

    To the Lovely A ~
    A brand new day, a brand new month — a world of blessing bestowed on you and Matt for the creation of a little one. I greeted today riding the subway into Manhattan, sprinkling all sorts of positive wishes for you and Matt onto the sleepy city. I honor you and your deep desire for a little life kicking inside you! **Thank you for being brave and calling forth the power and magic of our thoughts, you honored my idea and in turn we honor your hearts wish! It’s just a matter of time lady!!!!!

  12. carrster

    The universe is full of warm fuzzies coming your way from Northern Minnesota!! I will definitely hold you in my heart today and send oodles of positivity your way!!!

  13. nicole

    you will be such an amazing parent andrea. i can’t wait for your child to meet you and will think up very special baby thoughts for you both.

  14. danielle

    andrea
    i am a newer vistor. i love your site, your spirit and your wisdom.
    very warm thoughts coming from chicago today. i am holding you and matt in my prayers…
    danielle

  15. Jenn

    Sending warm thoughts your way from NYC. Take care… and thank you for your site.

  16. Kymberlee

    It’s April
    The lush new green unfurls
    Rain falls
    Readying the Earth for new growth
    Your own womb is lush and ready
    Readying for the new soul who is busy
    choosing you and Matt (lucky, smart little Being)
    I see this
    I feel it in my heart
    Your child of the Light is on its way to you
    I cannot wait to see your lovely swollen tummy here
    I send you Love and Light, Dear One

  17. natalie

    thank you for the thoughtful reminders about what is important about ourselves and our world.
    sending all kinds of happy baby thoughts your way.

  18. Piper

    Andrea, your photographs and writing bring me such joy and wonder, it is a privilege to help bring you some joy and wonder too. I am praying for you and Matt and picturing you both happy, glowing…I am imagining you with a big, round pregnant belly…I am imagining you holding a loving, intelligent, happy, healthy chubby-cheeked baby that’s your very own. I am imagining you and Matt as the best parents ever. I hope you can feel all the good, warm, positive energy that we are all sending your way, today and every day.

  19. sandy

    the only reason you don’t have a baby yet is because God can’t decide which is the most very specialist baby out of all the babies in heaven to have you and matt as parents. i know the lucky little one will be headed down to earth very soon. holding you in my heart……….

  20. Penelope

    Thinking of you, miss…
    xoxo

  21. Laura

    I have been thinking >> for you and Matt since this morning, and am more than happy to continue them throughout the day and beyond. I think it is so amazing that everyone here is doing this …. on second thought, with the kind of person you are, I am not so amazed. 🙂 Get ready to receive them!

  22. Laura

    Oh! And I think that photo is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

  23. Sue

    I actually pray for you both often…and will continue to do so. :~)
    *blowing baby dust your way*

  24. Beastmomma

    Thanks for sharing the story of Patty. I would have been honored to meet her as well. I am sending baby making thoughts your way and hoping that you are having some good *fun* with the process of making a baby 🙂

  25. nina

    I made a tiny and puffy origami star for you today and inside it I wrote a wish for you and Matt to have a baby — http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/japan/morigami_star.htm
    I am sending you many happy baby thoughts — as many as there are stars in the sky. Blessings…

  26. Shelley Noble

    The Blessings Already Are. Sending you much love and Light for everything you wish.

  27. emily

    i am constantly, consistently sending happy baby thoughts and warms wishes your way! 🙂
    xoxoxo,
    eMiLy

  28. Marisa

    Thanks for that amazing quote. And yes, we do have harmony by our everyday actions. God bless you especially today.

  29. Nisa

    How wonderfully powerful to be in the thoughts, prayers and wishes of many! Lots of good happy baby thoughts from my home to yours…

  30. lisa

    Andrea,
    You don’t know me, but I read your blog regularly and you inspire me and often comfort me. I just wanted you to know that prayers are being said for you and that there will be candles lit in your name and your husband’s name this evening.

  31. jolene

    i read this a little late in the day, so you will be in my heart tonight, andrea.
    baby thoughts, baby thoughts….

  32. Denise

    Happy baby thoughts straight from New Orleans!

  33. Courtney

    I hold you in my heart……. Philippians 1:7
    Andrea,
    Sending you and Matt prayers from Florida and happy baby thoughts.
    God Bless
    Every Day
    All The Way,
    Courtney

  34. Arin

    Sending wishes and hopes and prayers for love and life and babies and joy!

  35. shelly

    Andrea& Matt,sending happy baby thoughts. You will be blessed.

  36. Vicki

    Good wishes and prayers from Wisconsin!
    Vicki {Stef’s Mom}

  37. christie

    happy happy happy baby thoughts and all sorts of good vibes.

  38. hungaro

    may be all the cosmic powers be with you
    all concentrate my energy today for this thought, for at least a moment
    every day of my kid’s companionship has been great
    all the best

  39. Mads

    Hi Andrea. This is my first comment ever, but just wanted to let you know that I always frequent your blog, and think you are amazing. I’m sending good, baby-oriented vibes your way. 🙂

  40. angela

    oh dear you.
    you’ve got all my little baby vibes and good thoughts and hopes and dreams.
    tell you what. it’s late late late night here now, so i’m going to step outside, take a big beautiful breath of midnight spring, close my eyes, find a star and make a wish.
    just for you.
    oxo

  41. Anne

    Don’t you know? That’s not just for today. I send you those thoughts every day!
    Now you know.
    xxx

  42. Lisa

    Isn’t it lovely to know there are so many people who are sending you their positive energy and well wishes? You and Matt were the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning, and I’ve been thinking B-A-B-Y on your behalf all day. Just now I was thinking how cool it will be to watch this whole thing unfold…all in exactly the right time.
    Best from OK–Lisa

  43. shokufeh

    Happy baby thoughts for you and Matt are pulsing across the Pacific, making their way to your healthy home.

  44. denise

    i have a chalk board that i write a message on every day…just to remind me to think good toughts and push the bad ones out…tomorrow will be happy baby thoughts for andrea and matt
    and thank you for sharing the story of patty. amazing, just amazing

  45. jack

    i hold you in my heart every day, but today… i hold you a lil bit tighter.
    sending you vibes of happiness this month… and always.

  46. kerstin

    i’m getting chills (and getting teary at another one of your posts!) reading all the well-wishing comments. i second them! (or 42nd them!). i’m sending warm, happy wishes to you andrea.

  47. Julia

    Happy, blessed, positive baby thoughts are on the way!!….I am so inspired by your zest for life, and your creative, loving spirit. I just know that the time is near for you and Matt to be the most wonderful parents ever. I will be offering up prayers and good thoughts to the universe for you two. Many Blessings….. OH…thank you for sharing the story of Patty. I was so moved by her and her family’s love and courage.

  48. Lynn

    Holding both of you in my heart and thoughts. You are a Healthy, Happy Home and you will bloom. (*hugs*)

  49. jessica

    happy happy joy joy … thoughts to you. 🙂
    I just read The Secret Life of the Expectant Mother. Basically, all these positive visualizations are highly recommended in this book … so, the more the merrier! best wishes. i’m surrounded by preggers here, so here’s hoping you’ll soon be one of ’em. 🙂

  50. Anja

    I am a little late, but I’ll think baby thoughts for you anyway. I really hope this comes through for you. So here they go, baby wishes across the Atlantic and across the continent…

  51. Leonie

    Happy healthy home thoughts.
    Y E S.
    angels are circling…

  52. Jessica

    i’m a little late (blame that crazy time difference!) — but i am thinking of you and sending good, happy baby vibes your way ..
    xxx

  53. Erika

    I’m sending you happy baby thoughts all the way from Japan! Your site thrills me and I’m happy to do something in return!
    HAPPY, HAPPY BABY THOUGHTS ALL FOR YOU!

  54. james

    OMG 54 comments?
    Geez you’ll have to hire a secretary.
    I am a daily visitor. I am addicted. Congratulations on bloggies too.
    I am not surprised at all.
    love always. james

  55. Witzy

    Oh happy happy baby thoughts to you and Matt! Honestly, I need the same too 🙂 Been trying for abt 2 years and that’s the only thouhgt when I wake up every morning. I know how you feel… truly hope your wishes come true! Good luck 🙂

  56. Shawn

    I must say you are an inspiring soul, Just recently came across your pages and am fully revitalized…You carry a great perception of understanding toward an otherwise chaotic world..thanks…..

  57. denise

    ah guess what
    you get an extension
    people thinkin about cha
    everyday . like today
    thanks for the constant inspiration

  58. wn

    Andrea (& Matt)…I’m a day late…so I’ll send you belated and extended warm vibes for today, tomorrow and the rest of the week.
    Seriously, I know I’ve posted this before, but I think I’ll post it again. I come to your site often for a source of tranquility and inspiration. Please keep posting and keep sharing your insights with us. It is my pleasure to wish you (and your family) nothing but the best in terms of your health and happiness!

  59. Sonia

    Happy baby thoughts for you and Matt!!!

  60. Wendy

    Consider the happy baby thoughts sent.

  61. Molly

    Happy baby thoughts coming your way from the UK x x x x

  62. Ali

    You got it sista :)…
    And thanks for that link to Patty’s story.

  63. Marilyn

    Although I’m seeing this post two days ‘late,’ I always hold good thoughts for you and Matt…and hope that you both will enjoy the journey set before you…as it unfolds in its perfectness. Lovely Burroughs quote. Awesome photos of Marcia (and I’ll bet you’ve inspired her as much as she has you.) P.S. I, too, am a sucker for someone who cries easily…since I’m one myself. 🙂

  64. Angi B

    sending you many prayers for a super-hero baby.
    {and thank you for sharing the intricate layers of you – your photos and insights inspire me always}

  65. Mabelle

    I’m praying for you guys today. I’m sending cheery wishes and prayers your today today.

  66. Badriah

    “Where do I come from? Where did you find me? asks the baby of her mother. She weeps and laughs at the same time and, pressing the infant to her breasts, answers, You were hidden in my heart, darling, you were its desire.”
    –Rabindranath Tagore

  67. Meg

    I’m a few days late- but not a dollor short! Thinking good thoughts for you. I always think about how the particular baby you have depends on the particular moment you conceive (because you have millions of possiblitys, right?). So… perhaps you’re particular baby is waiting for it’s moment.

  68. Alex

    though I just sent you a separate post, I had to respond to this one too after just reading it. I’m just embarking on this whole process myself with my husband, Gene, and so I will keep a beautiful cranberry red candle lit all day beside my desk while I work with a prayer that this will be your time. “Nothing is too wonderful to be true.”

  69. Darcie

    Andrea, I have been without a computer lately and have really missed reading your sweet, beautiful blog.
    This may sound like an odd way to pray, but I think it just speaks of confidence in God. And I know there is power in gratitude. Somehow, for me, praying Thank You feels more effective than praying Please. So, I like to thank God in advance whenever possible:
    Gracious and loving God, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for Andrea and Matt’s precious, healthy baby! Thank you for the loving, nurturing mother you have raised Andrea to be. Thank you for the family you are creating and for the joy they will bring to each other. We thank you, God, that nothing is beyond your reach and absolutely nothing is too difficult for you. Amen!

  70. Kalah

    Sweet baby, your parents are ready to welcome you into their lovenest!

  71. Masayoshi

    Sending you many happy baby thoughts from Malaysia. More than 70 comments before mine!! This is so wonderful and so impressed!! Everyone loves you, and I love you, too!!

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