Wednesday, November 26, 2008

To Give Thanks

This is the first Thanksgiving I won't spend at home with my family, as with the big move approaching, E & I decided traveling just didn't make sense. I will miss the rituals of our day, and most of all, I will miss being with my family, including the extended family and friends who are always part of the celebration.

While my Thanksgiving table won't be quite this full this year, I am certainly ready to give thanks.

I am thankful that E and I will be spending this holiday together, as last year he was on the other side of the globe for Thanksgiving. I am also thankful that we will be celebrating with one of my brothers, for whom a trip to our house was closer and easier to make.

The past year of my life has been filled with great joy, as well as great frustration and stress. Since January, life has been a roller coaster ride, but along every dip and peak my family and friends have been there, providing support, encouragement and love. For them, as always, I am extremely thankful.


I am also thankful for my blog as it has brought me into contact with incredible people from around the world, people with whom otherwise I may have never connected. The blogs I read inspire me with their creativity and talent, as I mentioned on Monday, yet the thoughtfulness and warmth of many of the people behind those blogs inspires me even more.

Last, but certainly not least, I am extremely thankful for you, the readers of my blog. Whether you are a frequent commenter or someone who hasn't yet spoken up, I am so thankful you make the time to come here and read my words.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating. May your day be filled with love and, of course, lots of delicious food!

12 comments:

Tina said...

happy thanksgiving! we don't really celebrate it here but after reading your post & seeing many other beautiful photos, i wish we did!

imallagog said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too! Hope you and E have a wonderful holiday

Kimberlee said...

Courtney darling - what a beautiful post. We don't have thanksgiving in Australia but thank you for making me stop and think about what I am thankful for, and I share your sentiments about this little 'blogging community' of ours. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your husband and your family precious x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I send best wishes for a most Happy Thanksgiving! We just love to visit you!

An Atlanta Bride said...

Beautiful tablescapes. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving day :)

citysage said...

Thank YOU Courtney for continuing to inspire and delight us---not only through your beautiful blog but through your kind and generous spirit!

Have a wonderful thanksgiving---I'm so glad that you get to spend it with your husband and your brother, and I'm so excited for you guys to move forward in the next phase of your life together!

xoxo
Anne

Cote de Texas said...

Beautiful post - I'm sorry you aren't with your family though - maybe next year?

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!
JOni

Courtney said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your day was lovely even though it was different from your normal tradition. xx

Jane Flanagan said...

Happy Thanksgiving Courtney. I really enjoy your blog and am so happy to know you!

Paul Pincus said...

happy belated thanksgiving! happy to have found your blog! it's really terrific : ) cheers!

Diane said...

With everything horrible going on in the world it is nice to concentrate on the good things.

Stephanie said...

I hope it was a wonderful celebration. Happy Thanksgiving!