we gave thanks

Wednesday, November 30, 2016





we gave thanks -- for an island home that is a mere drive away.  for extra time to pack up cheesecake and flowers and bring his boat for hopeful fishing days. for pizza night with boxes on the table and family gathered round.  for fire pit weather and the laughing, sipping wine, and star gazing that goes along with it. for a pre-turkey trot round the island and on the beach. for family and oysters and traditions. for turkey plates and ham and pie and too many sides.  for the abundance of food and the unrealistic promise to simplify next time around. for the kids table and still being able to sit at it.  for pumpkin cheesecake, pecan and pumpkin pie all on one dessert plate(guilty).  for football and naps by the fireplace with dogs gathered at foot.  for unseasonal 70 degree days and putting off shopping if only for a bit, to enjoy a beach walk with mom and a run to the end of the island and back again. for leftovers.  for fishing days in the inter coastal(for him).  for restful hours spent sipping coffee and cocoa, chatting the day away with my parents.  for friends who are family.  for family and their unwavering love for their children. for our countless blessings, the ones we see and some we don't.  for a season upon us full of light and joy and peace -- may we all be ever-thankful for it.


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