Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Past

Before my parents moved from the large two-story house we knew as "home", it was our Thanksgiving tradition to walk to the edge of our little town to a natural spring to take pictures. For a few years we took family photos there to include in Christmas greetings, and time was spent drinking from a dipper and gliding over the spring on the lap of a board swing hung from a large elm tree.

As I look through these pictures from my past, it isn't the posed smiles that give me pause, but rather the unrehearsed, sweet moments of little hands discovering the wonders of God's creations. It is the bright eyes and easy smiles that tug at my heart and remind me how blessed I have been and continue to be.

May this Thanksgiving remind you of those who are dear to your heart and how fortunate we are to live in a country where we can celebrate our gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mike said...

look at me...first to respond again! :-)

Have a great Thankgiving Lorster!

I am thankfull for you being a great friend.

martie said...

I believe we can all find something to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving, Lori.

You are one of the treasures I am thankful for! Hugs

McSwain said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

John said...

I love going through old family photos. It's a great way to get that smile down in your heart. I think it shines light on the old adage: the best things in life aren't things.

Enjoy the day with your family.

Salty said...

Old family photo's are like fine wine, they become more valued with age.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and yours.