I've not written much lately. Parenting to the level 2 is difficult. Not bad, just busier. Also, my arms are full of love a lot. Like now, for instance, which causes me to type one handed.
Man, he's cute. And dreaming about eating, apparently.
One thing that I really miss about Canada (which also makes me miss certain people a good deal) is Thanksgiving. While we can't get together with the extended family and experience apple festivals and fall colours, we can still have a fantastic meal. This year, our good friends Tom and Chelsea are visiting, so that helped to make it festive.
We had a roasted chook with homemade stuffing, rolls, butternut squash Odesa style, mashed potatoes (because I am the queen of mashed potatoes), beans, fancy cheeses, sparking wine, apple pie (with cheddar cheese and ice cream). It was delicious.
We spent a bit of time sharing what we are thankful for. There is always so much for which to give thanks! Like my dear husband. It's our third anniversary tomorrow. I love how Thanksgiving and our anniversary are tied together, because I truly give thanks for him and the two beautiful products of our marriage. My heart grows bigger everyday when I enjoy my sons as they grow and change. It's quite challenging, being a mother and even more so to be a good one. I do my best and I'm glad they are forgiving!
I give thanks for friends and family near and far, even though it hurts to love people far away. I miss you, you know. Come visit! I give thanks for health and needs met.
Mostly, I give thanks for that God has done for us in Christ Jesus. I need that grace to stand, to keep going, to love my family better.
Happy thanksgiving. Happy reflective time to you. Happy you.