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Thanksgiving 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

For the longest time, my parents hosted Thanksgiving. It was myself and my brother, my grandma, and my uncle mostly, and as the family grew, other family members came too – like Gabbie and my uncle’s wife. In fact, I believe it was on Thanksgiving when I told my family I was pregnant with Zachary. My brother moved away and my grandmother passed, and then our family moved away as well. We reunited in New Jersey two years ago, but now my parents live in Florida, and for the past two years we have stayed here and had our Thanksgiving with friends. I am truly thankful that we have close friends here, and I remain thankful for my family, although we are not together today. Our family continues to grow as my niece is expecting and that means I will become a great-aunt soon, and my brother and his wife just announced that they too are expecting! Their child will be my first biological (not by marriage) niece or nephew and I am so excited about it! Having said all of that, I asked the kids what they are thankful for, and here are their answers.

Gabbie is thankful for: “My family, my health, my friends, my school, that we have enough money, and my teachers.”
That was a direct quote!

Zachary says: “I’m thankful for you being my mommy.”
Isn’t he sweet?

Simon isn’t feeling well, he has a cold. So when I asked him what he is thankful for, he said, “Choo choo.”
Well, I guess he does love trains!

And of course, I am thankful for all three of them! What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!