Tuesday, November 24, 2009

counting my blessings

Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don't. ~ unknown


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. ~ unknown


In this season of gratitude, and before I get so busy getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday with my own family I wanted to write about what I'm thankful for. It's easy to get caught up with tasks and lists of things to do at this time, and I think it's important to give thanks for the many blessings in my life. Friends and family come to my mind first, the people who support you, think you're the best thing in the whole wide world and are there for you in hard times and good times...always. I'm blessed to have dear friends and family who love me unconditionally. But what I'm most thankful for is my husband and children. I'm not a perfect person, just someone who keeps learning and growing everyday and trying my best. The greatest gift I've been given is being a mother to 3 children and I thank God for that opportunity everyday. I hope I can help the 3 of them to have a love of learning, to laugh, and to find beauty and joy in all things. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

20 kind words:

Kate said...

Sweet blessings abound!! Have wonderful Thanksgiving, Gail, with your beautiful family...and thank you for this beautiful post...such wise words and heartfelt emotion.

Dita said...

Well, these images are some of my favorites now, Gail....just beautiful.

Your words ring so true, my friend...and are so heartfelt.
You are truly a beautiful woman who has given so much to so many and I am thankful to be privileged to call you my friend.

Big hugs to you, sweet girl.
Dita Darling

Michelle said...

What a sweet and special post of thankfulness. These pics are great, too!! I want to be on your Christmas card list this year, because these photos are fabulous!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jboo said...

Oh Gail -- what a beautiful post! Lovely photos and such sweet sentiments! Aren't we Mom's so very lucky! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family -- I know you will!

Janet

Tanya said...

Simply beautiful . . . your words and your photographs! Happy Thanksgiving!

Colleen said...

Oh my Gail, that first picture is just the cutest!!!!! I love it!!!!
What a lovely post....wishing your beautiful family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Blessings indeed....
LOVE the photos..
Happy Thanksgiving..
Hugs..

Super Mommy said...

Many blessings to you dear one, and your beautiful family. Your photos are stunning!

Marc Weinstock (DH) said...

You have been blessed but more importantly you bless others so much with your loving and caring ways. Happy Thanksgiving SFAM!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

oops...that last one was from the DW...wrong google acct! ;-)

Karen said...

Hoping you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gail!

Magical...delightful...those two words just popped into my mind as I looked at these photos. You have a real special gift- thanks for sharing and blessing others with it!

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful post Gail.....and these images are just stunning.

I am so thankful to have you in my life and that I can call you my friend.

Hugs,
Steffie

kerri said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Ashley said...

Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your beautiful family. Your photography is stunning. You have a real gift.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Beautiful pics & post! Enjoy your Thanksgiving my friend!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

thatgirlblogs said...

have a wonderful, wonderful day!

The Things We Carried said...

Happy Thankgiving, Dear Gail, to you and your gorgeous family!

LOVE the picts!!

Kris said...

hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my word....what beautiful pics of your precious pair:) I cannot get enough of their smiling faces!!

I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday......we do have so much to be thankful for these days, don't we?? One of which is the wonderful frienships we have formed.......luv ya to pieces my friend!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Sharon said...

These photos are just incredible! You are amazing. I agree, counting blessings has got to be the single most important thing a person can do. THanks for my comment, Gail. I can't tell you how much i love it!!

 
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