Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful For Memories. . .

I've always been so thankful for my family. The memories I have of our family gathering around the Thanksgiving table are very precious to me. All those years growing up I took it for granted that my whole family was together. When you're young you never think that those good times are ever going to end. My parents & grandparents have been gone now for many years, it seems the older I get the more I miss them.

Okay, now that I've cried all over my keyboard I'll move on. Time to create some new traditions & memories! I have a plan floating around in my head for special Thanksgiving week decorations & bling. As soon as everything is finished I'll post pictures.

Enjoy your Thursday, see you tomorrow!


14 comments:

Stacey said...

Very sweet post. The picture is adorable.

Becky K. said...

This time of the year does that to us, doesn't it? I am sorry for your losses...I miss my Dad and Warren's a whole bunch about now too.

Have a sweet day....

Becky K.

Mary said...

Memories light he corners of my mind. It takes quiet reflection to light all the nooks and crannies of our cluttered minds.
Mom had it down pat in how to fit everyone around her table. I am amazed how she fit 4 grandkids on her piano bench! Ha
Love
Mary

Mary said...

woops.....Memories light THE (not he)corners of my mind. I should wait for my morning coffee to kick in before I comment.

Sharon said...

I know what you mean, when you are a child you don't realize it. I have good memories of going to my grandmother's and Eric's grandmother's homes. I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and I am doing it up big! :0)

Have a great day!
Sharon

Chris said...

I'm with you Carol, my Mom was in her glory on holidays with her family gathered around her. She never tired of it. But, I'm a lot like my Mom, so I try to fill her shoes a little bit.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Carol this is so true..I never thought the day would come that my mama would not be here at Thanksgiving...life is so short and we must treaurer every day and give Thanks for what we have..Thank you for coming by today and I give thanks that you did..have a great day on your side of the mountain girl!! hugs and smiles Gloria

Shellmo said...

Carol - you choked me up a bit! I feel the same way - I think about my grandparents, great aunts & uncles- I would love to have 1 more holiday dinner w/ all of them.
Looking forward to your Thanksgiving bling!

Terri and Bob said...

Awww, how sweet! This will be the second Thanksgiving without my dad... now I am boo hooing over my keyboard!

Chrissy said...

What a lovely post, just lovely!!

MJ said...

I love that picture. I miss so much from years ago and the people that are no longer with me. Thank our Heavenly Father for the beautiful memories.

Tootsie said...

this is a great post! as usual...have a great weekend

laurie said...

I always miss family around the holidays, so I know what you are experiencing. I'm glad my husband comes from a large family. It sure makes up for my lack of family. laurie

Rhondi said...

Hi Carol.
What a precious painting of the little girl. I know how you feel about missing your parents. I do too.
Hugs, Rhondi