I know that Thanksgiving was a week ago, but I was so busy that I didn't have time to post. Is it alright if I do my thankful post now? I mean I have so much to be thankful for and I would hate for the year to g by without me expressing thankfulness.
Twelve years ago, a handsome young man came up and introduced himself to me. Two years later, I married him.
Almost three years ago, a precious little girl was born in China. A year after that, she became my daughter.
I wish that I could think of a word that would adequately express how very thankful I am for these two people:
I cannot imagine a life without either of them. They make me feel whole, complete. They bring me joyfulness, peace. The provide laughter and delight. They are everything that is good. I will be forever thankful that my life includes both of them.
I also have so many other things for which I am thankful: my family, Tony's family, our health, our home, friends, chocolate.
In these crazy economic times it is hard not to focus on everything that is going wrong. But when I stand back and examine what is truly important, my life is full. Very full. I couldn't ask for anything more. And I am forever thankful.
Thanksgiving was so crazy busy that I didn't get many pictures of the actual celebration, but here are a few shots of Miss Molly helping to prepare the pumpkin pies:
Step 1: Measure
Step 2: Stir
Step 3: Mix
Step 4: Clean up all the sugar that you spilled on the floor
Step 5: Look really cute in an apron
Step 6: Enjoy the fruits of your labours
First time eating pumpkin pie....