November 22, 2011

this year

In past years I have sought it, and even though my heart has been thankful, I have come up empty handed.  So much so, that last year I came to the conclusion that the feeling of Thanksgiving, for me, is in the day.  In the parade and in the gathering.  But this year... oh, this year I am overflowing with the spirit of Thanksgiving, and have been all week. 
Perhaps it comes in the preparation.  The knowing that my table will be full and our home overflowing.   Perhaps it  comes in the creating.  The planning and the special touches that say I love you without the words. Or maybe... maybe it comes in the stillness.  The knowing that the whole week is ours, and there is hardly a place we have to be. 

Whatever the reason, I'm already full
Full of the anticipation. 
Full of love. 
Full... far ahead of Thursday and turkey.
Thankfulness abounds. 

5 comments:

Richella said...

You have a LOT to be thankful for this year, don't you?? Sometimes the reminders come in forms that are hard to handle--but they do help us remember. I know you're remembering. And I'm thankful right along with you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful!!!!! I hope your day is full of good stuff....and I am sure it will be. So happy that you are enjoying your week. I am thankful for YOU...your laughter, your smiles, your friendship!
xoxo

Heathahlee said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Y'all deserve a restful holiday! :)

Southern Gal said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Dawn. I'm full of gratefulness for sweet blog friends. Hugs.

Kay said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet girl. I'm glad your heart is in it this year. :)