The countdown to Thanksgiving begins…In three days, there will be 15 gathered around our table, a smaller crowd than usual, but many of our nearest and dearest will join in. As I contemplate the tasks to be completed, I am reminded of the reason we rejoice…the many things we have to be grateful for. So, indulge me, if you will as I recount some of my greatest blessings…
This is the husband and I, on a trip of a lifetime. It's one we saved, planned and hoped for over a period of many years. This year it finally happened, at a time when we were able to enjoy it in a way we wouldn't have any earlier. We experienced Italy, the home of his ancestors, with our favorite travel partners, Dan & Nan, and made memories that are forever embedded in our hearts. Sigh….. #beyond beautiful
Someone recently said to me, that had he realized how wonderful grandchildren were, he'd have wanted to grow older, sooner. I concur! Our Ruby has been a joy since day one, and this year we were blessed with her baby sister, Minnie Eloise. I could go on indefinitely, but, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? #therearen't enoughwords
In late summer, we were blessed to be able to share in a family reunion with the Herndon clan, my mother's family, in Montana, AKA, Big Sky Country. Ruby was able to accompany us and it was pure delight to see her interact with the many loved ones who have so impacted my life. Spending time there, where I formed such sweet memories with ones I love so much and who have been such a source of joy and encouragement was so big, so rich and so treasured. #homesweethome
|She walks the line...|
|Ru with her new friend at The Thunderball Ranch|
I'm exceedingly grateful for His mercy and grace. This year He has sustained cherished loved ones who have battled illness, grief and loss. I am thankful for those who remain and for those who have left this world. Full circle. #thisworldisnotmyhome
Thank you Lord, for every gift…
|The beauty of creation….|
|for great art...|
|for travel and travel partners...|
|For family (circa 1965)…|
friends, work, a place to call home, a bed to lie down in, a life that is rich.
Francis Chan said it best….
We're FILTHY rich!