Sunday, November 30, 2008

For the Beauty of the Earth...

...For the glory of the skies
for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies
Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise.

It's late. But I just want to say, Thanksgiving is great. I love my family. We love each other. Even when things in my life aren't together and perfect, I seem to forget all that and just have fun. I wish there would have been snow, but there were pine trees, lots of pine trees. We cut one down to decorate for Christmas. We ate pumpkin pie and played games and drank coffee and went for walks in the crisp fall air. We sang around the piano. This may sound cheesy, but things like this are totally awesome at Thanksgiving. Cuddly cousins who give you hugs all the time, long conversations with lovely aunts, laughing at goofy uncles (everyone has one), the list goes on. Seeing the stars at night above the hint of a white mountain in the distance, then turning to see the house decorated with Christmas lights dad made sure to get up before you got home. Seeing your breath in the air, then going inside to get warm. I think I romanticize things a bit after the fact, but the fact is, that's how it is.

4 comments:

Carla said...

Nice post Karen. The only thing is we didn't cut a pine tree down, but that is okay. Love you lots and lots my dear!

Karen said...

Oh yeah. Oops. I guess I didn't think about that before I wrote it. Oh well. Silver Tips are nice, too. They're in the fir family, right?

Jill said...

I was going to say that, Carla. But Karen, that was a lovely post. I feel all of those things too.

Jamie said...

i agree karen this is a lovely post and it's always good to see the closeness of your whole family and how you all love to spend time together. have a great christmas with your family!!