Friday, November 23, 2007

Am I Grateful?

Indeed, I am grateful this Thanksgiving. We just got back from a few days in Virginia with Aimee and Gary, Faith and Avery. What fun...what neat people, each one! If you visit this blog very often, you will see lots of pictures of the grandchildren. Skip over them if you like...I tend to spend a lot of time enjoying them.

Faith had such fun decorating the tree for Christmas, enjoying each and every ornament as she hung it with a smile. She and I also spent a couple of hours one afternoon creating a gingerbread train, decorating it to the max. We visited her preschool for a Thanksgiving Feast and little program, spent a morning at Crump Park and Meadow Farm Museum, and another morning at Maymont Children's Farm. It was warm enough that we ate a picnic at the park. Never a dull moment.

Avery is such a sweetheart. One minute she is quiet and shy, lowering her chin, closing her eyes, saying nothing with a smirk on her lips. The next minute she is answering your question with a definite "NOPE" and twinkle in her eye. But much of the time right now she is attached to her Mommy, holding on for dear life. Alas, clinging!
We are grateful for two happy, healthy little girls. They have great parents who love them dearly and provide a wonderful caring atmosphere for them to thrive and learn and grow. In THE MESSAGE Psalm 127 asks, "Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?" What more could we want?

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