The evening before Thanksgiving we got together for a pie night! Yummy! Life is short. Eat dessert first. After pie I had all the kids come with me into a bedroom to prepare a little skit. It was a little confusing to the kids at first. I told them what to do and then we went out and performed it. We put the song, "The Friendly Beasts" on the CD player and the children acted out the animals, Mary and displayed some pictures. It was short and sweet. The version of the song we used was with Bryan Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is so beautiful.
Just another picture of the children at the end of the skit. Count these little ones...1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. These are 9 of the reason I have much to be grateful for! Their parents and my other children are other reasons for much to be grateful for. Then I have my companion and eternal mate, Tim. Wow!
I really have so much to be grateful for. Each day it seems like I get reminded to be grateful. I have so much.
Today though, I want to remind everyone ANDREW COMES HOME IN 18 DAYS! I am down to pure excitement and tears. Every time I think of him coming home and having all of my children together for the first time in almost 4 years I get a little lump in my throat. Don't get me wrong, I love having sons serve missions for our Savior. But, because of Him, I have a family to love, cherish, be grateful for, and learn from. I just realized I lied. I said I got a little lump. Actually it is a huge lump that pushes up and into my tear ducts. Then my nose runs with my eye trouble.