Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Days of Thanks


These people that belong to me are a special lot.  We find a way to be together either in person or across the miles in spirit.  We don't live near my family nor my husband's and so holidays are spent with one or the other. Here. There.  Or somewhere in between.


We eat and play cards.  Walk dogs and play basketball.  Dance, sing and tumble over laughing.  This year included chasing an almost two year old little gem from room to room and being entertained and amused by her cuteness.  Her daddy was getting her ready for bed and once a new diaper was on and her jammies were zipped up, she hopped up and said with her arms out stretched, "So, what do you think?"  I think I loved those jammies and the precious little girl in them.


We have a tradition at Thanksgiving of while we are dishing our food for the big meal, we take turns telling what is special about each person and why we are thankful to have them in our family.  It's a meaningful, reflective and important part of our holiday.  I always end up crying.


Not because I'm sad.  Rather because I just feel so incredibly lucky that I have these people.  And the others in Joplin.  And that we remain connected no matter the miles.

-dana

7 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That's so wonderful and sounds like a special day! Love your tradition!

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

Sounds like a simply lovely holiday, Dana!

dolores said...

Sweeeeeet!:)
Is that new furniture?:)

diane said...

I cry all the time when I speak from my heart. I even cry when I think about how much I love my family and friends.

Kar said...

So sweet!!! : )

Beth said...

It sounds very special and wonderful. (and I for sure would cry).

Laney said...

Sounds like a great holiday! I love your tradition of saying what you love about each person. The whole idea kind of made me tear up!