Thankfulness is obviously hard for me. I often struggle with "the glass is half-empty" mentality since Vienne passed. But, I realize that I do still have much to be thankful for. Mostly, I am thankful for this stunning green-eyed beauty of mine - my Ivy-girl. She is the only light that shines in our lives…and she surely shines it brightly. I know that her Sister's pure and precious spirit lives on in Ivy. It is undeniable when you are in her presence. I cling to that knowledge.
And, secondly, I am most thankful for this handsome supportive, loving, sensitive yet strong Man of mine. I could not get through this life without him.
And, I am thankful for family. These are my in-laws, but I am also thankful for my own family who mostly continues to be a constant support system of love.
And, finally I am thankful for amazing friends - Old friends who stand by me through thick and thin, and love me no matter what. And, new friends who have come up out of the woodwork and blessed me with their compassion and selfless support.
Here are some of the rest of the photos taken by Kinsey, this Thanksgiving 2013...
our little Joy-Bug was running all over the grass like a ping-pong ball. It was difficult to get her to be still for a family shot.
Vienne, my Love, you were missed desperately on this holiday.