Oh, it's late.
Tonight, I sit here
with a belly full of our fancy dinner from Wendy's.
And a heart full of so much love and thanks.
Tonight, before heading to the kitchen
to pull what will probably be an almost all-nighter,
I'm taking a few moments to take a breather and give thanks.
(Don't worry, I'm not cookin' the bird.
That would not be somethin' to be thankful for!)
I'm thankful for time to reflect
and for time, itself.
I'm grateful to know what a gift time can be.
Almost ten months ago, Steve and I stood in this park, along this fence,
eagerly anticipating the arrival of our daughter.
Smiling and bursting with excitement as our friend, Kelly, snapped photos of us.
And a few weeks ago, Kelly took our photos again,
as we stood there holding our sweet baby girl.
A family of two, to a family of three.
A baby in my belly...
to that very same baby playing with crunchy, autumn leaves
Yes, time...it's a beautiful thing.
Sometimes, I wish there was more of it in a day.
But I learn more and more, just how precious every single minute is.
You've got to take a strong hold onto each and every second.
Because a second like this...can just stop time.
Tonight, I just wanna get lost for a couple more minutes...
stare at these "reminders" and let the tears fall.
Tomorrow is our daughter's first Thanksgiving.
And for that,
we are ever so grateful.
*Thank you again, so incredibly much, Kelly!
I've used this song before.
It's a good match to the way I feel when I look at these photos.
"When You Say Nothing At All" - Alison Krauss
Piper's ensemble incorporated special pieces given to her by many of the amazing ladies in her life.
Piper's coat - from Aunt Jessica (and the beautiful embroidery was done by her, too!)
Dress - from Dee Dee
Tights - from Aunt Jen
Headband - from (and made by) Aunt Aleisha
Boots - from GiGi
*hair clip - Logs 'n Lace
(When Daddy went to hunt for Pippy's lost boot...
He found it!)
He found it!)
Thank you for all the love and blessings.
And wishing you all a day full of love and blessings.
<3 Happy Thanksgiving <3
Thanksgiving Day Lovin',