Saturday, November 29, 2008

those small moments stay with you

Everyone has just sat down at the large dinner table. We are at E's brother's home. There are the 4 of us, Uncle M, Aunt P and their two teenage girls, Aunt P's sister and her boyfriend and Aunt P's mom. 11 of us. 3 of whom BOY has not met before.

My Sister-n-law, Aunt P, says: Let's follow a Thanksgiving tradition and go around the table and each say what we are thankful for.

Uncle M: BOY, why don't we start with you.

BOY: I am thankful for Mommy & Daddy and for all of you.

We all sigh...

We manage to get to a few more people and then...

BOY: I have something else! I am thankful for your hearts. And they help pump the blood in the body.

BOY, I am thankful for you. And how you share your view of the world.


GIRL keeping me company in the kitchen while I make cornbread stuffing. I don't know if there is anyone else I'd rather have keeping me company. And lucky for me, she feels the same.

GIRL, I am thankful for you. And how your directness and curiosity challenge me to be a better mommy every day.

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  1. Lovely. I'm thankful for your heart too!

  2. your heart is so something to be thankful for

  3. What a nice bunch of thankfulness. Thankful hearts and thankful for hearts...they both add up to love.

  4. I FORCE the same ritual at Thanksgiving. I think its a blessing to feel gratitude, don't you?

  5. I LOVE boy! AND girl! And you too, JCK!

  6. With kids like them, I'll be so thankful too.....

  7. Sounds to me like BOY's heart is just a little big larger than your average 5 year old.

  8. Thankfullness is good--and it must be taught. They're off to a great start.

  9. What a sweet heart BOY has. Something we don't often think to be thankful for, as important as it is. Kids are so smart.


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