Monday, November 21, 2011

Gratitude - photos, few words

There was a time when my big brother and I had not much of anything. For we were right on the edge of not even having a family, for my brother and I were to be scattered upon the winds to who knows where, separated.

Even when we found sanctuary, we were pretty poor. But we had a bed and we had a roof over our heads even if it was raggedy (but always clean), and we had a dad who wanted us and a brand-new 'stepmom' who wanted to adopt us --and she later did (along with our other brother who'd later come). So I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Family, friends, place, home, shelter, love, work, You All.











(and more family and friends, who I'd love to post pictures but don't want to without knowing if they'd want me to do that here on a public blog - She-Laughs and all . . . *smiling*)

14 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

I love your photos and always how you express yourself. I am glad you are counting your blessings--it isn't always easy the first holiday with a family member missing and I will be praying yours goes better than good!

ficwriter said...

This is so lovely. I wish you'd write a memoir, Kat.

Susan R. Mills said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Karen S. Elliott said...

There is something about little piggies that melts my heart.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Talk about heartwarming. Thank you for posting something so lovely.

Mimi said...

Beautiful pictures, and your words had a lump in my throat. It's so lovely to read of your gratitude for what you have. Sometimes people focus so much on what they missed that they lose sight of what they have, and I know it's easy to do that but I think the glass-half-full is better.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving,it won't be an easy one so take care of yourself. xx

Diane said...

So much to be thankful for.Love all the pictures but especially the first one. :O)

Kerry said...

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing1 You are rich in so many ways.

john bord said...

Have a great one

www,FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

Pictures like these show an interesting life full of love, adventure and a willingness to just LIVE IT UP!

I just stopped by, but will be back for more reading.

Lana

Jen McFadden said...

I love your pictures! I'll be thinking of you during this time of year; my father-in-law died in August after living with me in Texas, so this will be my first holiday without him. But the memories are wonderful. :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Wonderful pics! Thank goodness for love. It transcends our circumstances and can make a poor home rich, definitely. *hugs* during this holiday season. I hope you have lots of love to help with your loss.

NCmountainwoman said...

Amen to that! I cannot believe how quickly Lil' Boop is growing up!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kat - thinking of you .. these times are always tricky - thankfully you have family and your father had a great marriage with lovely children - so lucky all round. Be at peace with the world and those around you - thinking of you - Hilary