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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours

This past year has been a very trying time for our family. Two dramatic losses after another and as we move into the holidays we remember those who we lost this year. It’s bittersweet celebrating without them but we do it and honor them. This past year has been one of the worst and yet one of the best, it’s funny how it works out that way. Last night Kaila and I were talking about all the things we are thankful for, it’s important to remind our children to give thanks for the many blessings in our life.

Among Kaila’s thanks, books, animals, mommy and daddy, Brooklin (only when she’s nice) and her friends at school. This year I am very thankful for my own family, our family is small but we love one another. I am thankful for the most supportive husband who always goes out of his way for me. I don’t often acknowledge how much he does for us but I see it. For the person who he is, the father who he is. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better mate for life, this year year he is my strength. He binds our family together and keeps us on the path. He’s the heart of our family and I am so thankful he is mine.

I am thankful for my daughters who bring me endless amount of joy and sorrow. For when they hurt I hurt, they are my best friends my entire world. They make me a better person and without them I am not me. I couldn’t imagine not being their mommy, they are incredibly smart and caring children. I am thankful for the unexpected addition to our family for in the next year our lives will all dramatically change. I am thankful for my brothers and sisters and extended family. There aren’t many of us but our love for one another is strong. I am thankful for good health and pray for those who are sick. I am thankful for the many opportunities given to me. The past year my blog has grown so much and I continue to work to make this world a better place. My words are my therapy and I often pour my soul into this blog. Thanks for standing beside me on my journey and for taking time out of your day to care about me. For that I am thankful.

I leave this with a heavy heart, every year we pig out yet in the back of my mind I can’t help but think about all of those hungry in this country and around the world. This is the season of giving and that spirit is never far from my heart.

Happy Thanksgiving friends from our family to yours.

Philippians 1:3-4 “I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”
Deuteronomy 8:10 “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.”


  1. Amy W on November 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    You have a beautiful family! We, too, lost someone this year and it has been rough! I hope the coming year brings you much peace and joy!

  2. April G on November 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    You have a beautiful family and I hope you had a joyous Thanksgiving. How lovely to be able to focus on the positive for the holiday.

  3. Steph on November 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Love you my friend. I hope your holiday was fabulous.

  4. Naomi on November 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Gorgeous family and wonderful wishes for Thanksgiving, now and always.


  5. Keonte' on November 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    This post was such a delight to read. I could tell it was from the heart.

    I’m thankful that I have connected with you. I’ve learned a lot from you, unconciously.

    Keep up the great work. What a beautiful family.

  6. courtney on November 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

    this is a great post, and a fabulous picture! what a lovely family you have