105. Holding Both Grief and Gratitude

In this week’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I sit down and talk about what this last week has been like for us. We open up candidly about how the grief of saying goodbye to Champ has profoundly impacted us. We share what has been helping us, how we are processing this loss, what has been helping us, and how we are holding both grief and gratitude at the same time. And because we didn’t want the whole episode to be heavy, we also talk about our road trip to Kansas, chocolate collagen, a book I’m reading to Kierstyn, a project Jesse recently finished, and a sweatshirt I am loving. In This Episode:  [00:46] This week has definitely been heavy and we’ll talk about that, but first… [03:33] We got to go to Kansas recently. Hear about the trip. [08:43] We had an unexpected event happen on the road on the way home from Kansas. [13:07] Chocolate collagen is saving Jesse’s life. [14:33] Our new deck furniture has been saving my life. [17:08] I’m reading Stuart Little to Kierstyn. [17:40] So, let’s talk about grief and gratitude. We’re sharing the story behind Champ going home. [20:40] Why I’m so grateful looking back over the last week. [23:35] Tuesday night and Wednesday morning were very difficult. I was hit with deep grief. [26:14] Jesse was hit hardest the first night. Hear why. [29:41] Why it’s important to allow yourself to feel the grief. [32:04] What has been most helpful when I feel the cloud of grief come over me. [34:04] Learning to receive from others instead of always being the giver. Links and Resources: Baby Signing Time Series on YouTube Chocolate Collagen Goods a Better Foster the Family Blog on Instagram Stuart Little by E.B. White Sign up for the Hot Deals Email List MoneySavingMom.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

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