11.22.12 – Heart of Plenty

22 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I love this holiday. Any holiday that combines family, food, and thankfulness is a winner in my book! Those Pilgrims and Indians sure were some smart cookies.

I’m always super thankful on this holiday – I have always been one blessed girl – but this year is different. This year I’m overwhelmed with joy. This year my heart is full beyond measure. This year I’m beyond thankful for my blessings. If there is a word that means more than thankful, that’s what I am.

Mostly because of this adorable little person:



When I was younger, I used to draw pictures of families and give them names. Sure I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up, but what I wanted more than anything was to have a family of my own. I never could have dreamed it would feel like this.

As I sit here watching my family love on my daughter the same way they loved on me twenty-eight years ago, my heart is full a plenty. We started this journey over two years ago, and this time last year I never would have thought this would be my Thanksgiving this year. And it’s even more wonderful than I imagined.

I pray everyone who reads this post has a lot to be thankful for this year like I do – whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not. I don’t know if thanking God is quite enough for my little miracle. She is the greatest gift.

And a very special happy birthday to my husband! I sure am glad you were born. And another special happy sweet 16 to my baby brother, Jacob! I am so proud to be your sister. I love you both!

One Response to “11.22.12 – Heart of Plenty”

  1. Grandma November 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    That was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. We are so blessed to have a granddaughter like you.

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