Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Corner View: Thankfulness

This week's corner view is on thankfulness.
As do many, I have much for which to be thankful,
but I have chosen to focus on my children and their families.

I am thankful for a daughter who takes the time and effort
to design a beautiful Christmas card every year
that records the growth and changes of her precious family.
I used to kid her about how fanatical she was about
getting the cards done in time to arrive almost immediately
after Thanksgiving.

Now,her earnestness has rubbed off and
I spent part of my break designing my own Christmas card.
Mine will be out much earlier this year.

The joy I felt at holding this latest card
made the day brighter
and the anticipation of seeing them at Christmas, keener.

I am also thankful for her diligence
at keeping her blog updated,
so that I can 'watch' my Texas grandchildren
experience life, even though I live in Ohio.
Thank you so much, Sara!

I am thankful for my son who loads his 'crew' up
and brings them over for family time.

I am thankful for the girlfriend who never fails to hug me tightly
and who has the food put away before I can even think about it.
(That saved me so much time after Tday dinner last Friday!)

I am thankful that she regularly bakes with Doug's oldest Peyton.
Dani has much patience in sharing the joy of baking with Peyton
and it's obvious Peyton enjoys every minute of it.
(They made an awesome chocolate pecan pie for Tday dinner!

I am thankful for a son who spent time browsing the downtown shops--
supporting the local economy and teaching his children
they don't have to buy, but can have fun just looking.

I am thankful that he played with the two youngest in the park,
so his girlfriend and older daughter could have uninterrupted
 together time in the kitchen.
(He wore the youngest out and Addison slept through the entire evening!)Thank you, Doug!

{I am also thankful for the movie The Christmas Story
and the sharing of laughter as a family,
as the grandson enjoyed a quality movie versus sub-standard cartoons,
which is what they are doing in the photo.)

For more views on thankfulness,
please check out Francesca's 'place'.


  1. Great things to be thankful for!

  2. This is just beautiful Beth. What could be more precious than our loved ones and the joy they bring us. I'm glad your Thanksgiving was so lovely.
    I apologize for being so bad about commenting. I'm trying hard to limit my time on-line these days. It's not easy, but I'm working on it:-)

  3. which sums it all up. .. :)))
    wow, beth. beautiful gratitude and wonderful sharing.

  4. If there's any pecan pie left, feel free to mail me a slice :-) (Not that I need it - I put on 6 pounds over Thanksgiving!!) You have a lovely family!

  5. What a wonderful family, Beth... You DO have so much to be thankful for....


  6. ya know, that's pretty good to tire out a little one with out getting wiped out in the process.

  7. Gorgeous Family, Something to be very thankful for. Have a great weekend!

  8. these are the moments that really count. thanks for sharing.
    your family is beautiful!

  9. "Loverly" family... photo and time. You are blessed. [A good God-thing!]


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