Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Five Sweet Hearts





It's Thanksgiving Day once again!  Another year of roasted turkey,

pumpkin pie for some and an apple pie for another.. their aromas


wafting throughout the house.  Another year of dinner being planned


around the annual Detroit Lions football game... they just might


have a chance this year!  That means happy faces around the table!


Another year of three brothers being around one another remembering


the good ol' days.  The antics they played on each other... the 


teasing.  It always seems to lead to the "baby" of the family, who


now is taller than the other two, proving he can take down his


eldest brother.  The words I said then ... "That's enough, boys!! Don't


break anything!!" still get repeated once more!  And another year of my trying 


to create a Hallmark moment around the table by asking them to


each say what they are thankful for.  The eyes roll, "not again, mom!"


I ignore that and once more say ... "what are you thankful for?" 


The eldest usually goes first with "I'm thankful for my family and 


being together".  Well, it seems to start a roll as the other two boys and


husband repeat the same thing.  Where is the waxing poetically?  Where


are the examples of situations that made them thankful?  Where is


my Hallmark moment with cameras rolling and we're all dressed in classic


americana, Ralph Lauren attire?  It's not to be seen ... it's not to be 


expected .... it's not real.  Not for us.  For what I have finally realized


is that what we have in our family is truer than that.  I have been


blessed in so many ways with an incredible family and I am thankful 


each and every day!  It's another Thanksgiving day, once again, and there


are five sweet hearts sitting around the table all very thankful for the 


family that we are.  And I am grateful to be a part of that!  Happy 


Thanksgiving, everyone! 

4 comments:

  1. Warm Thanksgiving blessings to you Kadee!!

    xxoo

    Kim

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  2. Thanks, Kim.... enjoy this time with your friends and family, too!!

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  3. listen you I was just lurking in someones blog and saw your beautiful stocking trade with a whole box of goodies!!! it looked fabulous, I want details!!!
    xo connie

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  4. Hi, Connie.... thanks for checking out my blog! I would love to have you as a follower as that means you would get an automatic feed sent to you via your email address. Just a thought! As far as the details about the stocking, did you read December's post, "Presentation"? I covered a lot about it there. If you have any other specific questions, write back. Good to hear from you!

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