Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Days of Thanksgiving--Nov. 1

It's November. Halloween is behind us, and Christmas is quickly approaching (though not quite as quickly as the mall and radio stations want you to think :-). November is that month to get everything accomplished before the craziness of December...until you realize November is just as busy or busier than December! Along with countless others across the world, I am going to attempt a thanksgiving list during the month of November. Some are posting their 'thankful items' on Facebook, others on Twitter or their blogs. I hope to post here on my blog, though I will be honest and say I don't know if I will have a post every day in November. I want to be more thankful for the little things that I take for granted, and the big things that I see every day. I long to instill in my children a heart of gratitude and thankfulness, and pray that meditating on my blessings and discussing them with the Finnlings will have endless benefits.

So did you ever make a 'thanksgiving chain' when you were little? The bigs and I started ours today. When I asked Georgia what she was thankful for, and wanted to write, she said "Georgia-Me!" and she wrote Georgia on her chain. Baxter didn't really want to participate (he said "I can't say", which is his avoidance tactic) and when I gave him a list of items, he chose "my toys". So we will work on the more sublime concepts later...


And today, November 1, I am thankful for the Finnlings, these little bundles of joy that call me Mommy and give me kisses and drive me crazy and keep me awake at night and wake me up earlier than I want and call me the queen and love to snuggle after naps and tell me to stop singing and want me to kiss their boo-boos. I am blessed beyond measure.

3 comments:

Tara said...

What a fun tradition and a visual reminder of all the blessings!

Kathleen said...

You are truly blessed---what beauties. I know you've heard it a hundred times---but cherish these moments now. Though they seem like they will never end, you will blink and your babies are out the door---seriously. It just flies by!

Erin said...

I have never heard of making a chain like that (I mean, I know about paper chains, but not the idea of writing something you are thankful for each day). What a great idea! And that is a *great* photo of the three of them!