Monday, November 26, 2012

Say Thank You Sunday

For months, I was in the Sunday habit of keeping track of what our little family was thankful for but quit for one reason or another. This week, I was reminded that, even on really crummy days, there is so much to be thankful for. Even when I'm so stressed that I could cry, the reasons that I am stressed are something to be thankful for: a house to clean, mouths to feed, family to be with.

We gathered around a very full table this past Thursday, Tim's family and my family all packed around gravy bowls and stuffing and cranberry sauce with one new guest at the Thanksgiving table - Eddy!

Our meal started as it does every year for most families I'm sure. I was the first to say what I was thankful for and I'm surprised that I got the words out. "I'm thankful for being a mom." Next went Tim: "I'm thankful for my family and for being a dad." Around the table it went, 2 uncles, 2 sets of grandparents, and everyone was thankful for family, friends, food but mostly for Eddy. By the time everyone had given their thanks, I was a mess.

I'm not sure what I did to have so much love in my life - and to have these people to love me - but I sure am thankful.

So let's try this again. This week, we are thankful for:

cranberry sauce
mashed potatoes
safe arrivals
friends and family near and far
beautiful weather
sweet potatoes with marshmallows
new running shoes
sleeping in
Notre Dame Football
days with no plans
our sweet Lou
family runs
yeast rolls
running into old friends
And, of course, everyone's favorite little guy

Couldn't be happier.
She skipped from lap to lap throughout the meal.

My 2 begging babies

Sleepy Ed mornings

So thankful.

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You look really pretty today.

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