From Our Home to Yours – Happy Thanksgiving

by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Holidays are upon us once again and while I enter this season happy as I most usually do.   I feel a little nostalgic as well.  

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Our daughters have grown so much this year! Not only in height (I cannot keep them in long enough pants it seems), but also maturity. 

My oldest is 13 and full of opinions, ideas and boundless energy. She wants to help more, do more, discover more. And I am all for helping her become her. 

Some days I look at her and I swear I can see her at 3… and then other days I look at her beautifully open face and I see the lady she will be. It is bittersweet. But I tell myself to turn the page and start another chapter.  

As for my 9 year old, well, she is happy with a whole lot of sassy thrown in to keep us on our toes. She still believes and hears the bells of Christmas and as I look at her sweet face I can’t help but pray for just one more magical Holiday season. I have turned several pages with her this year as well. 
In the immortal words of Baby Blues - “The days are long, but the years are short”. That is so, so true!

Yep, this Mom is feeling a bit nostalgic. But, I wouldn’t trade my today's with them and my dear husband for all the riches of the world.  

This Thanksgiving will find us at home, just us 4. Happily cooking and eating and watching a Christmas movie or two. Continuing traditions we started as a young family that we hope will be forever cemented in the hearts and minds of our children and one day theirs.  

We are blessed to be together, safe, happy, warm and full. We are Thankful.

It is my sincerest wish that you my dear readers are the same. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may I be one of the first to wish you a Merry Christmas as well!

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