i find myself stopping on each thanksgiving day to remind myself how MUCH i have to be thankful for.....this year was no different. even when it's sooo easy to get caught up in all the "why me's" or "why us" or "why to my family"??? there are always 2 ways to look at a situation and i have really tried to look at WHAT WE HAVE rather than what we don't......not that my mind doesn't get off track to the negative side here and there, i'm human! BUT i have soooo much to praise GOD for this year.
thankful for these 2 girls who are healthy and who are mine.....some people aren't able to have kids of their own, those who are missing theirs (by death, miles of separation, ect) or who are watching theirs suffer
thankful for these women in my life who can be under 1 roof AND get along.....some people don't have that (and we pulled together as a team to have a HUGE spread of yummy food on the table)
thankful for a new turkey carver....as much as we miss my grandpa (this was his "job" that he LOVED doing) we are thankful to have this man with us
thankful for 1 more great-grandmother in our lives who loves these little people to the fullest and whose little people love her right back!
thankful for the simplicity of a child's writing along with a piece of God's creation to make a table look FANCY!
.....oh and there are endless more, but these are the few "shots" i caught on camera.
and to you be thankful that i didn't capture a picture of my FULL belly post meal......i had to put on "comfy" pants it was SO FULL!
i am thankful for this "spot" to place my thoughts. through this "spot" i seem to find that i am daily trying to push for more simplicity and creativity in our lives, and staying present in the moment. i love this blogging world which keeps my mind ever turning!