Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

It's turkey day back home, and - to be totally honest - if it wasn't for Facebook I would have forgotten all about it as, obviously, they do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in St. Maarten and a cruiser who actually knows the date is something of an anomaly out here.

But despite of the lack of football, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie - I find today as good a day as any to reflect on all that is good in my life.

I have so many things to be thankful for - too many to list, in fact - and I am grateful for the gifts that have been bestowed to me every single day... But today, I am mostly thankful for this little person who has enriched my life beyond belief, taught me more about love than I could have ever imagined and makes each and every day better by just being her amazing little self.  I feel like I won the lottery every morning I wake up to her and the gift of motherhood is by far the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.

I love you sweet, little Isla.  More than you will ever know.

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans, may you - and everyone else out there - find something to be grateful for on this fine day.  Asante sana Universe.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I give thanks every day, often multiple times a day, because I'm grateful for even the smallest things. I just appreciate every blessing because - and I don't know if it's an age thing or what - but I seem to be more aware these days of how things could just as easily have gone a different way AND I'm treasuring comfort & convenience more. So yeah, I'm really grateful for the small stuff too.

A bit off topic, here, this is the first photo of Isla where I can really see Scott in her. I've always thought she was the spitting image of you, and the resemblance is still amazing. But it looks to me like she's got Scott's eyes. There is something about her expression in this photo that really reminds me of him. And I think it's he eyes.

Anyway, I'm glad everything is still going well. I know twins are exhausting, I helped my sister for weeks after she had hers. But I hope you will continue to blog, even sporadically. I'm really looking forward to hearing how the adjustment to land based living goes. I know there are pros and cons to both lifestyles, but adjusting to that and twins at the same time will be a real adventure. And, of course, I can't wait to see how sweet Isla adapts.

Best of luck with everything!!!!

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