Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Happiest of Thanksgivings

Today we will head off to our hometown to have not one, but two feasts. One at Jeff's parents in the afternoon, and another at my aunt LuAnna's with my mom and her whole family. We are so blessed this year. For many reasons...and, of course, one BIG one. We have a great big family cooking us wonderful home made delights, but most of all, we have our baby girl HOME. There is nothing on earth like it and no words to accurately describe how wonderful it feels to be her parents.

To dearest little Ruby we say this to you today -
Thank God for you, Ruby! Thanks for being in our life and being all we could ever dream of. Your sweet smile in the morning and good-natured personality brightens up our every day. All the snuggles and hugs and kisses you give freely make our hearts sing. The way you are learning things and are so determined to do things yourself make us soooo proud. And all the funny, silly, little things you do and say bring us so much laughter and joy. You are our greatest gift, little girl, and we are so grateful to have you in our life and to love you. And OH, how we love you so, so much!

We are also thankful today for: all of our friends and family, our health and our baby's health and hearing, that Nancy & John are traveling next week to get their son, that Nadine is there now to get her daughter, for Sherry who finally got her referral, for Kerri who finally found out they have a baby!!!, Terri & Chris traveling soon for baby Mia,  all of those getting closer and closer to bringing their children home and those who just got home (Nicole, Liz, Kam). We are grateful to those who care for orphans and needy children worldwide and those who care for the sick. And we are grateful for the angels watching over our angels until we can get them home. The list could go on and on. Suffice it to say, we are pretty darn thankful today.

Wishing you all the happiest of Thanksgivings and a nice big feast!


Kam said...

Hope your day was filled with lots of love and memories for a lifetime!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays...I couldn't agree more about it being the greatest days of them all. There is so much more meaning about giving thanks this year with our beautiful children in our homes.

dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. So thankful to have met you and can't wait to meet Ruby.

Chris and Terri said...

Hugs to you guys! I feel so blessed this year - and I don't have my girl home yet. As we prepare to travel, I am so grateful for everyone who has helped me along the way. So Thanks for your friendship and because I'll get busy and forget to tell you - have a blast this first Christmas with your family!