Thursday, November 25, 2010

What is Thanksgiving to you?

Since I was a kid, I can remember Thanksgiving being one of those holidays that you get to see people you haven't seen all year.  As a child, we always made the trek to my great grandma's house where we would see all of our cajun cousins. When she passed away it moved to my grandma's house.  Now that I'm older and married, I never see most of those cousins anymore.  Seasons of life are always very strange to me.  Last night we spent the evening with Michael's grandparents and family feasting on the usual thanksgiving meal.  As we stuffed our faces, talked, and watched Anne entertain us until we were all so tired we could barely drive home, I wondered how long this would last.  You always hear people say, "live life to the fullest," "never take anything for granted," and all these little cliches that usually make me want to throw up...but there's definitely some truth there.  I don't want to live my life waiting or looking for the next best thing.  I want to embrace the here and now and enjoy every moment I have with my sweet family. God has blessed me more than I could ever deserve. So on this day, and hopefully every other, I am thankful.

I'll leave you with a few pictures from last night...I'm sure I'll have a few more to share after our next two thanksgiving meals with other family.

Happy Thanksgiving readers!

1 comment

  1. dawn, what a great point!! i remember those times with family, and now it is a new season for us with a smaller group... but a first for my children. and I hope they realize the richness in our family get togethers. p.s. my grandmother had those same drinking glasses but hers were tinted brown.