Praying for Ansley

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

What a difference a week makes! Today was a great Thursday - time spent with family and counting my many blessings. Not having the baby girl in Kazakhstan yet here in Virginia with us just gives us time to be patient and anticipate the joy she will bring to our family with her when she arrives! Spending the day with Matthew, my parents and my brother, what a great day! We missed my sister and her family, but did get to talk to them and know all is well. I missed extended family that we've been able to celebrate with in years past, but am grateful for the wonderful memories all those Thanksgiving conjure up!! I am grateful that we had enough food on our table to feed 20, not just the 5 of us eating the dinner. I am grateful to have such great friends - some near, some far - so new, some long-time friends I've known for 25 years! (Am I old enough for that??) - some from work, some from church, some from elementary school, some from high school, some from the blogging family - you all bring so much to my life and I am so thankful for each and every one of you. I am so certain I could sit here and list out many many more things for which I am grateful, but I will spare you all. (Besides, I need to get to bed - can you believe, I have to work tomorrow??) Anyway, I know we all have things for which to be thankful!! What a great day to reflect on these blessings in our lives. :)

Lastly, I just want to send our thoughts and prayers out to those IN Kazakhstan now as I type. Going through their bonding periods, waiting for court (or in court NOW!), waiting for the day they are allowed to come home with their precious babies. It has to be difficult to be away from family on a holiday, but knowing they are with their beautiful babies must more than make up for that. If you want to follow their stories, their links are on the left side of this blog.

Have a great week everyone! Someone suggest some good poll ideas... I am trying to think of what the next should be!!

1 comment:

Jennifer M said...

Do I have to vote for just one?! :-) I can't decide. Oh all right, I won't be a spoil sport. I'll pick Real Tree. But know that Nativity scene, village houses, pointsettias, candy canes, Mr. and Mrs. Santas, greenery ANY where, outside lights, holly trees, and wreaths are all a VERY close second. Note that there are 3 I left off that list, but they shall remain nameless.

I probably missed wishing you luck on your first day of work! :-( I hope it was a great day- or at least not completely exhausting trying to learn everything new again.

I'm glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving with loved ones even if it was a smaller event than usual.

I am grateful for all of your support, your encouragement, and all the fun comments you leave us!