Thursday, November 28, 2013

THANKFUL

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.

11 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! :o)

dutchcomfort said...

Enjoy the time spent with your camily! Happy Thanksgiving!

Flying Blind... said...

Have a wonderful extended Thanksgiving xxx

Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your beautiful family. Thank you also for making me stop and realise what I have to be thankful for in my life.

Geri said...

We are blessed indeed! You and your family are beautiful inside and out!

Patchwork and Play said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family Di! Have a wonderful celebration with them all!

Katy Cameron said...

Have a fab day tomorrow! Well, and today too of course...

Sara said...

I feel the same way today--very blessed and all smiles:) It's a grande feeling! Happy Thanksgiving Diane! Adorable picture of all ya'll;)

Leanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving, it sounds like you have a wonderful holiday planned.

suemac said...

What a beautiful family. I too got to join two of my children and a grandchild for Thanksgiving and I was feeling on top of the world.

Annabella said...

I know how family is so important to you Di and I'm sure you had a wonderful time on Friday. You continue to be an inspiration and not just in the crafty sense.