Thankful doesn't even really describe how I feel today. My life is not always happy and blissful, and it would't be a real life if I didn't admit to having down times too. But today is about being thankful and grateful for the many blessings in my life. At the top of that list is my family. The little ones have grown a lot since this photo was taken last year.
I am grateful for my Mr. Romance and the love and devotion he has shown to me for 41 years.
I am grateful for my health and the continued good health of my family and friends.
I am grateful for this community of quilters and bloggers that I can truly call friends. It amazes me everyday to see the kindness of strangers toward one another. It cements my belief that all people are good and can be good if given the encouragement they need.
Today, as the United States celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday, two of our sons have to work. We will celebrate tomorrow with a family gathering. All twenty of us will gather for the first time in a very long time, and I will smile at my family and thank God for blessing me with all the gifts I have received in my life.
This morning I awoke to three littles crawling into bed with me and singing and giggling and I was never more aware of how blessed I am.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.
And to my friends abroad, many good wishes to you, too.