Friday, November 26, 2010

Gobble Gobble

This year went spent Thanksgiving with some dear friends.  We told lots of funny stories, ate lots of delicious food.  Enjoyed great company, met new friends, and had pie outside by the fire.
I couldn't help but get teary eyed as we all stood around the table holding hands to say grace.  Ten people, six families,  all different phases of life.  That was a moment I'll never forget.
Camden said he was grateful for "ketchup faces on food", Jace said "cewal"(cereal), Dan said me, and I said family.
Today I woke up wishing we were in the house I grew up in.  With my mom and Nanny in the kitchen, Papa asleep on the couch, my Dad upstairs, my brothers fighting, and my sisters lying in the "digestion room".  It's hard to grow up!

I am grateful for my so-called grown up life.  I'm grateful for the relationships I have with each of my family members.  And this year I've learned to better appreciate my own family of four.  We have had to rely on each other I little bit more, and a little stronger.  I have definitely grumbled and complained a lot more this year than in years past.  But I'm hopeful I can look at those grumbles later on down the road and appreciate them.  Today I am grateful for my imperfect family, they are perfect for me.


Cassi said...

Is it weird that the digestion room comment made me a little teary eyed?

Carly said...

Not going to lie. I had an emotional break down... I called Nanny.


Love the picture with you in it. Havent seen your face in forever..I miss your butt!