a thankful Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. Partially because of the food, partially because of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, but mostly because it's a time to stop & really be thankful for everything we have.

I have been having flashback moments this week. Little flashbacks to last Thanksgiving. I had a very active 14 month old boy & I was sick as a dog.  We started our Thanksgiving week in Atlanta with my family & the last morning we were there I started getting sick. I was so nauseous & felt terrible.  We drove to Alabama to spend Thanksgiving day with Ben's family. Again, sickness continued. And I mean can't-get-out-of-bed-or-be-around-food sickness. Do you know how AWFUL that is on Thanksgiving?! I could barely eat. Talk about a first world problem. 

I started wondering if I was pregnant. We bought a cheap-o test at their grocery store & I took it Thanksgiving morning. Negative.

Well, then. I must be dying, I thought. (I swear I'm not dramatic.)

 I put on my happy face, ate a little bit, & played with the boy.   We went to the park and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. We even took a picture of our little family of 3.
Little did we know that this would be our last picture before we found out about Griffin. The day after Thanksgiving I took another test. I'm pretty persistent. It didn't come up positive right away so I put it to the side & forgot about it. A few minutes later I walked by & there it was. Clear as day. A positive. A new baby would join our family. 

So, this Thanksgiving I am feeling extra thankful that God chose me to be the mama of 2 precious boys. That after 5 months of waiting, I got the best Thanksgiving gift...a positive. I'm so thankful for little Griffin & all that he has added to our family. We've had quite a year!
 Happy Thanksgiving!


Leslie @ Lamberts Lately said...

Love the last picture!!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful family :)

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I love it :)

Jen Watts said...

Seems like yesterday! I'm so in love with that last family picture- GORGEOUS!!

Happiness Is... said...

I can't believe he's here - feel like we were just talking about how great it would be that the Olympics would be on for his birthday!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

okay. can we talk about how GORGEOUS you look in that last picture?!? lady, being a mom of two agrees with you!!!!! you look fab!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

LOVE that last picture! Beautiful family! Hope y'all had the most wonderful Thanksgiving!