Fall is here and Halloween has passed. That means only one thing. Thanksgiving is on its way. I look forward to my cousin’s smoked turkey and the family’s cranberry relish and of course pumpkin pie. More importantly is family. Every year our family gathers together and celebrates together – stuffing ourselves with great food and good laughter. Each year I take a moment to say thank you for all the wonderful things that have happened in my life that year. Last year this took on a whole new meaning. If you have been following the blog since then, you have heard about our year of loss and our year of miracles. Last year, we celebrated having my uncle with us. He made it through a miracle situation, with very little chance of survival. I am pleased to say he has now made it through the year mark! He and my aunt are living miracles and remind me daily of the power and grace of God.
But it got me thinking about what I want to immortalize in my scrapbook. Typically, I’ve captured the feast and the carnage, the fun and family. But this year, I think I want to capture in a single photo what I value most – family – before they are not longer here or have moved or traditions change. And to write down what I am thankful for. It can be a reminder when the next year gets heavy and overwhelming. Below is my take on just that: