because when i start to think of what i’m thankful for,
i smile because i think of my husband and how good his soul is.
his determination to make me laugh in my worst of moods,
he is so much more than i ever deserved.
i smile because i think of my oldest daughter who is more and more beautiful everyday, and in so many ways a mini-me in character, and in so many ways constantly teaching me to be better.
i smile because i think of my moosey, her sassy humor, always ready to tell you her leatest joke.
i smile because i think of my only son, his perfect fit in our family. his arms that strangle me with hugs all the day long.
i smile because i think of my little miss three, she is packed with sparkles and is currently the charming ruler of our roost.
i smile because i think of how many dear friends & family i have, and how fortunate my life is, and the amazing opportunities i have had.
i smile because we are healthy, and happy, and swimming in love.
…then i become teary eyed.
and all choked up.
because by the time i have thought of the things i am most thankful for,
i become overwhelmed with emotion, overwhelmed with how blessed i am.
overwhelmed with an immense gratitude for all i have, and who i am.
but oh the joy of being able to fully appreciate.
that is what a celebration of thanksgiving is about, to me.
turkey. yams. mashed potatoes. stuffing. rolls. sparkling apple cider. pumpkin pie. pecan pie. cake bites.
considerable weight gain is expected!!!
we’ll be ambitious
with our new year’s resolutions,