11.18.2008

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When Thanksgiving starts peeking about the corner...
my heart KNOWS it... i can FEEL it!  
This is by far... my FAVORITE time of the year!
Thanksgiving means SO much to me!

family
tradition
memories
hugs
laughing
card playing
corks popping
mashed potatoes & gravy
comfort
total silliness

it is FEELING...  
of core deep BELONGING...
a feeling of KNOWING just where you FIT IN!
 
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I am SO very thankful to belong...

to have parents i KNOW love me to pieces...
no matter WHAT...

to have a sister & a brother...
that HAVE to love me no matter what :)...  

to have the BEST cousins ANYONE could EVER imagine...

to have THE COOLEST aunts & uncles in the world...

to be the grand-daughter of the BEST dancer in town...  

to have the most ADORABLE nephew...

to have DEAR friends... that no matter the miles... we are always THERE...  

to have two DARLING girls that make me a MOMMY...

to have a supportive husband that loves me... even though i drive him NUTS :)...

to have a loving GOD... that accepts me with OPEN arms!

I am SO VERY thankful! 

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17 comments:

Amy said...

Amen sista!! What great thoughts and I can't help but echo your same feelings! What a great time of the year...to really be thankful!!

Love the art pieces too...I have three copper keys that are looking for a home somewhere in my home...I'm still trying to come up with a creative place.

LuLu said...

That made me weepy! Families are awesome...the air is full of excitement this time of year.The children are already aglow...love your artwork. Is it one of your designs? All the textures you used...ahh love it!! Thanks for moving post. xo Lulu

edie+steve said...

I love your style! And I love this time of year too...my very most favorite.

katie said...

you've been busy girl...and i'm loving the texture in all your new work!

we are so excited for thanksgiving too. and although it will be our 3rd year celebrating it alone, it's become our tradition(where i cook EVERYTHING:)and my family is really grateful for it.

Melissa Ellen Tweak said...

i love that! i drive my husband totally nuts too. i think its because we're so dang creative - ocd - and maybe a few more acronyms - i dunno. Anyway, what's not to love about you! I wish I was in your family :) At least I'm your friend though!!!

:)

THEhooahwife said...

Wonderful post! Being thankful always seems to put my life in perspective!

LOVE your creations. You have such a talent!

Rachel said...

We all need to be thankful for what we have! Great post Carissa!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget what else happens this time of year......a BIRTHDAY is imminent. Just around the corner in fact. 4 days AWAY!

Dancing Queen said...

BEAUTIFUL!! So well said...

love those pieces too:)

happy wednesday!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these girl! You so R-A-W-K! Your design style is just fierce and I'm in love with it all. Happy holidays to you and yours this gorgeous season...
Big hugs, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Honorary Indian said...

Eloquent, touching, and from the heart.

Amen. And HALLELUJA!!!!

One Wired Woman said...

Super Sweet Post!! Come to my blog... hurry!! We've got to lift Mal's spirits!!

Jessica said...

hey.
i haven't talked to you in forever.. .sorry. . . .
i feel like i'm always in my own little world. . .

your creations are gorgeous. . .feel like giving one away?? send them to me. . .goodness, you are so talented!

Gini said...

very touching thoughts. makes me stop for a minute....to just think...love that about you - you make us all think.

Beth said...

Beautiful art and Beautiful words! I love it too! I love traditions and my big family. One of my favs is Thanksgiving night all the ladies sit around the table looking at ads and mapping out our plan of action for the morning! Shopping! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving it sounds like you will!

notevenatshirt vb said...

Amen. :)

meg duerksen said...

you said it all so nicely. :)

i am thankful i've "met " you.
bring on the mashed potatoes and gravy!