Happy Thanksgiving

Last year on this day, I felt like I was going through the motions.

I knew my child was out there – somewhere on the other side of the globe. I didn’t know my daughter’s name. I had not seen her face. I only felt the deep pain of knowing my family was not together on Thanksgiving.

This is year is so different. My beautiful daughter is home. We are soaking in this first Thanksgiving without that feeling of incompleteness. We are together. She is home. Thanks be to our gracious God for the blessing of children. For the blessing of having her home.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to you!

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  • Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} - Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!What a fun holiday season this will be in your house:)

  • Kimberlee Jost - Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
    Loved these pictures of her, Ashley.

  • Susan - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!

  • April - The more and more I see Little One, the more I fall in love with her. She is such an adorable little girl and I am going to miss her loving smile after the new year. Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hope it is splendid! 🙂

  • Kristin S - sweet reminder.

    I’m by myself for the first Thanksgiving ever. I really don’t want to repeat this again. This post is a good reminder that you never know what a year will bring.

  • Amity - I’m a new reader and absolutely love your blog. This post brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing she is, as well as what a blessing you all are to her! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Liane - I hope you have a wonderful day! x

  • Emily - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Candace - Oh, I just love her smile. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Lyn - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Tiffany - Happy Thanksgiving! It is so beautiful to see her full, genuine and relaxed smile. She is home. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Steph Griffin - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your adorable family:)
    ( cutest jammies ever! BTW…hehe )

  • Renee - Wishing you and your precious family a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  • emmybrown - Aw, I’m so excited for what this year has brought to you! And, it’s be a delight to be able to “join” you on the journey. She is so precious….and her hair is growing like a weed! 😀 Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet family!

  • nancy - And from our family to yours! What treasures! All of them!
    Still feeling a bit bloated,

  • Jacci in Ohio - She is so beautiful in these photos, it takes my breath away.

    Praise God for togetherness. And all of His many, many blessings!

  • stephanie - happy thanksgiving to you!
    love to you and your beautiful family 🙂


  • Karen - Happy Thanksgiving from Queensland,Australia, you have a beatiful family.

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 🙂

  • Ann - Smiling eyes! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

  • Victoria / Justice Pirate - Love her smile. It is so filled with joy.

  • merideth a - she is so beautiful!! happy thanksgiving.

  • Shirley Parsons - You can find some fun nature posters at the National Associations of State Foresters website. Click on Educational Materials Store. They have a variety pack of Smokey Bear Posters with different designs of trees, butterflies and other collections. It comes in two sizes. I know you would come up with some creative ways to use them for your nature loving son!

  • Paige - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Look at all her hair! Precious!

  • Kerry @ First Time Fancy - Ooooh I don’t think her smile could be any more contagious! She is so gorgeous! So glad you were finally all together this Thanksgiving. What a beautiful thing! xo

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • sarah k - She is so lovely. I’m so glad she’s home with her family! What a reason to give thanks! Happy Thanksgiving.