Giving Thanks

I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving already.

Where has the year gone?

I think this one zoomed by faster than the rest.

This is my second Thanksgiving with my little grand girl – Averey Elizabeth.

Thanksgiving 2013
Thanksgiving 2013

An itty bitty baby a year ago.

And this year, she has changed so much. She is a mover and shaker. Loves to play, laugh, clap, squeal, and RUN.

This is her and Bridget at the park last weekend. The baby is running, and Bridget is trying to keep up.

The best part of my outing is when Bridget plops down next to me and says out of breath, “I am tired!”

I guess being an eight-year-old and chasing after a busy toddler is too much for her.

What’s funny is I have photos of her “running” all crazy. And you know? It wasn’t that long ago…

Little Bridget
Little Bridget

I am so thankful I have been in her life since she was a toddler.

I am thankful to share the love of Averey with her.

© 2014 Angelia's Photography
I am pretty sure they will be friends for a long, long time.

I’ve had an entire year plus a few months of being a Grandmother. I wish I could explain what joy that brings me, but it isn’t something you can explain. It is just something you feel in your heart.

© 2014 Angelia's Photography

I am grateful for this experience. It is a treasure and a gift.

© 2014 Angelia's Photography

And yes, it is going by way too fast. I don’t want her to grow up, and yet, I can’t stop time. I’m not sure I would want to either. I am enjoying the great changes she is making.

So, I will cherish every moment. Every run. Every laugh. Every squeal.

And I am thankful.

So very, very thankful.

I thank you all for being here. I wish you many blessings and memories on this Thanksgiving Day.

If you don’t celebrate, that is okay. You can still be thankful.

Just take a quick lesson from a very cute fifteen-month-old.

23 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. You a Grandma? Judging by the picture, I would NEVER have guessed. Anyway, lovely photographs. I hope you will continue to have lots to be grateful for. We in Britain don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but you have my warmest wishes; have a wonderful day!

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  2. Gorgeous photos of sweet little Averey and Bridget, Angeiia. They must bring such joy to your lives. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xx 🙂 I love the little video. Learning to say “thank you” is something we should all learn from a very young age.

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  3. You’re right, Angelia…I think this year went faster than the rest because I can remember it being summer and now suddenly it’s Thanksgiving!

    What precious photos! Avery has eyes that are both so sweet and very wise!

    LOVED the video!

    And thank YOU, my friend, for being here. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving Day!

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