Nov 25, 2010


Today I am thankful for those who serve our country.

           My grandfather

             My dad, some of his his closest Navy buddies, and their spouses

          Our nephew by marriage, Jake

I am thankful for the food we will eat today and the family with whom we will enjoy it.

I am thankful for my freedom, for the ability to make choices for myself, for my physical and mental health.

I am thankful for the material goods with which we have been blessed, and even more thankful for the intangibles, the things that can't be measured by earthly standards.

I am thankful for these eyes ...

These dimples ...

And this heart.

I am thankful for all of these things and so much more. I am blessed, and today I intend to celebrate it in word, thought and deed. I hope you are doing the same.

Happy Thanksgiving, Internet.

photos of the boys by leslie hollingsworth photography


Unknown said...

You made me cry. In a good way. Thanks for recognizing the military and my big Jake. Your boys are beautiful. I am thankful you all are a part of our family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura and family said...

happy thanksgiving! have a fantastic, must-unbuckle-your-pants-to-eat-more type of day :)

also, a big thanks for the shout to to the military. aaron is in the army and in may, will leave for his third deployment (first with kids.)

Lisa said...

Nice pictures. I am assuming those are the ones Leslie took?

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Melanie, the military is so close to my heart! I am thankful that I am part of your family, too. :)

Laura, big thanks to Aaron and you for all that you do! Military spouses are heroes in my view, too.

Lisa, yes, those are Leslie's pictures. More where they came from, but not for a few weeks.

Rachel said...

Those are awesome pictures!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

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