Friday, November 24, 2017

Thankful for you ♥

Hello dear friends.  It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  Are you still full from yesterday? I am.  My day started with pancakes and ended with pie.  It was delicious and everything Thanksgiving should be.  We spent the day at Rob’s cousin Sonya’s house.  I am very thankful to her and her husband Ken for putting on such an amazing Thanksgiving spread for all of us.  As usual I took more pictures of food than I did of people.  Here is the appitizer table.  Isn’t it pretty? 

I really enjoyed scrolling through Instagram and twitter and seeing everyone’s holiday table.  I was thinking to myself how invested we are with each other.  We share so many things online.  Good days, bad days, ordinary days, holidays.  It’s truly amazing.  Sometime I feel as if I know you more so than the people in my “real life”. And I’m constantly surprised at how alike we all are in more ways than one.

 I was taken aback by one post yesterday from a blogger that  I follow – we do not know each other and have never spoken – she posted that her mother is was in a coma fighting for life.  I was so upset when I read this and thought about it all day.  I checked Instagram periodically through the day to see if she had updated anything (and really, why would she?) but I  was concerned.  As of this morning there still haven't been any updates.  I am praying for her. 

I know a lot of people who are not online do not understand this.  Truth be told most of my family do not read my blog or follow me on social media and I’m perfectly OK with that.  It’s not for everyone.  But my point is I’m so thankful to have this community of kindred spirits to go through my days with.  We pray for each other in times of sadness and celebrate in times of joy.  I can post of picture of my morning cup of coffee and have 5 girlfriends say “good morning”.  I really look forward to that.  We share recipes, traditions, our kids achievements, and little snippets of daily life that make the world seem a bit nicer during times when it’s not so nice.  I’m continually lifted up and inspired. I think we all need that these days.  I know I do.  

So to all of you out there who are reading this, thank you for being here.  

I really appreciate you ♥ 

Have a wonderful weekend. Whatever your plans are I do hope it's spent with the ones you love. 

 I'll be decking the halls.  My tree goes up today! xo 


  1. Danielle we are all so thankful for YOU !!!! Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving . I do hope you hear something from your fellow blogger and her Mom, i don't know her but i will say a prayer. Blessings......dee