Thursday, April 8, 2010

{thankful}

Today, I reflect on the blessings in my life and what I'm thankful for...

this little man who truly believes he's faster than a speeding bullet and can leap off tall buildings in a single bound. A boy with a personality larger than life that adds so much to our family.

This 7 year old girl who is the kindest, most gentle soul I've ever met. She is my sweet pea.

The gift of adoption, that has brought so much joy to our family and changed me in ways I could have never known.


My oldest son Nick(in above pic with Grace and Will), who is still a big part of our life though he doesn't live at home now. He makes me laugh so hard, and loves his younger siblings with all his heart. Nick is still a kid inside and can play like one too!

The greatest gift I've been given is my family. I thank God every single day for this precious gift.

I'll be taking a little break from blogging. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we leave for a few days to go out of state to remember and celebrate the life of my husband's mother, Jeanne.

20 kind words:

Rachelle said...

This post is so sweet. I love the second image - there is a serenity captured there that is incredible...

Sarah said...

Hi Gail.

Your pictures are just totally stellar of your blessings in life. Love the last one. Sending prayers for peace.

Sarah
(from When two becomes three.)

jenbusymom said...

Very sweet!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers sweet friend.

I loved your post today and the picture of all of your kids. I swear you are my SFAM!! (((hugs)))

themaddychronicles.com said...

You've been blessed with such a beautiful family!! My thought are with you and your loved ones today. Have a safe journey!

redmaryjanes said...

Such a beautiful post. I just kept thinking that I feel the same way with each sentence that I read. Motherhood is such a blessing regardless of how it comes to you.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

safe travels Gail. I am sure you will be reminded how blessed you where to have a MIL like Jeanne. I know you loved her.

About this post! It touches deep down in my soul. Your babies, all three of them, are the loves of you life. that comes screaming through.

Lea
xo

PS. I am not sure if you have ever seen a picture of Blair but Nick reminds me of him. Same beard!

Heather said...

Thinking of you, sweet friend. May your time away be bathed in memories and love. I love all of your blessings! Nick is so handsome and what a beautiful big brother to two really stellar little siblings, you would be foolish to ever take for granted the joy that has been made known to you. This post clearly, clearly establishes how very grateful and with what humility you approach life's sweetest treasures. I love your heart and your spirit Gail.

Love,
Heather

Kim said...

What a sweet post and as alwys great pictures. Have a safe trip.

Marla said...

Beautiful pics, we all need to take time to be thankful for our families. Safe travels!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

Gail,
What a sweet and beautiful post to your precious three. It is so nice to see Nick on here, too.

I pray that your time away is healing for you all. It is so difficult to lose a loved one, but I hope that this time away will offer you moments to recall all of the loving memories that bring you such joy.

Hugs,
Michelle

Courtney said...

Love the beautiful pictures of the kids praying. My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL..
I love this post..
My children are my life and I sooo see that in your..
YOu are blessed with a wonderful family..
wonderful husband also..
LOVE YA..
BIG HUGS.. will be thinking of you ..
Love you always..

Kayce said...

Beautiful post Gail and yes so much to be thankful for. I love seeing pictures of Nick. I also love that you said adoption is a gift...SO true!
You are never far from my thoughts and I'll be adding a few prayers for you all in the coming days.

Terri said...

What a beautiful post!

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a sweet, sweet post, Gail. And I will definitely be praying for y'all during this time. Mothers are special, special people.

Casey said...

You have an absolutely beautiful family... you can feel the love in this post.

I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Enjoy your time with your family while you celebrate life. Many blessings.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What a sweet post!! Sorry to hear about your MIL.

It was nice to see a pic of all your kids together!

fleur de lis cottage said...

Oh Gail, I'm so behind on blogging. What a sweet, sweet post and praying for your family!

Dita said...

Such a beautiful post in words and images. Your children are all so beautiful and their smiles say it all. No wonder you are so in love with all 3 of them.

 
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