Wednesday, November 26, 2014

the day before

i am thankful.

so many blessings
in my life.
more than enough
to last a lifetime
&
i am grateful.
for them all.
~~~~


i sit today....
the day before
 thanksgiving.
and think of the
families that are getting their 
homes ready;
cooking and cleaning
 and so much
 excitement filling the air!

some families will be
reunited with loved ones
they haven't seen all year!
some will be hosting small
intimate gatherings
with their closest of friends...

but, let us not forget the families
who will be missing loved ones.

empty places at the table.

families
who have loved ones
 who are gone
and those who have family
that live far away...

for a hole is there.
laughter is missing.
the emptiness is real.

many families
with an ache
this time of year

i pray for them.

these families
who are missing someone
this thanksgiving.

i lift you up
as i remember
 my own family
who live so far away...

and also families
 whom have family members
celebrating thanksgiving in the
presence of our heavenly
Father.

blessings
be upon you all
this year.

there is much to be thankful for.

even in the smallest of moments
there is beauty and wonder.

thankful.
grateful.
yes, indeed.

may your home be filled with love
this thankgiving.












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Friday, November 21, 2014

it's the little things.



life like time
is changing fast.
looking forward to tomorrow
while not forgetting the past.

life like time
just keeps on turning.
accomplishments and failures
turned into learning.

life like time
the big and small.
each day, month and year
i am grateful for them all!

melody-mae. 2014




some sweet moments:


my husband, daughter and grandson visiting my mom in law
in the care center.


receiving pictures of my sweet new grandson
who lives overseas.


drinking coffee by the fire
while it rains outside.


a morning walk.


signing up to run an ugly sweater 5k 
with 5 of my most sweetest 
and long time friends!


my view of beautiful Mt. Baker




it starts to look and feel like the holidays
once the satsumas come out!
&
we eat them like candy around here. :)



a few moments of my past week
caught on film.
the big and small.
yes, i am so very thankful
for them all!!


i am linking up to  SWEET SATURDAYS!!
will you join us?
link up a photo or some sweet moments
that you recognized this week.
the big or the small.
they are all lovely!

link up here: SWEET SATURDAYS!!



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Monday, November 17, 2014