Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for so many things; my home, my cats, my friends and neighbors, my photography, DVR, George Clooney, my Congressperson is not a Tea Partier, my blog community, my ...

I am most thankful for Hope ...


I'm thankful that when I ask her "who loves you?", this is my answer ...



“Hope is the dream of a soul awake”
French proverb

I'm thankful that my son has embraced being a Dad with love and kindness; strength and humor. He missed his own father so much and as a child spoke of one day being "the best Dad any kid could have" ...






“It is never too late to have a happy childhood”
Tom Robbins

I wish you many little things to be thankful for.
And I wish for you at least one thing that melts your heart and fills your soul and makes your spirits soar.

23 comments:

DJan said...

Yes, I am grateful for Hope as well. She is a beautiful person here in the world with me. Although I will only meet her through your words and pictures, she (and you) add joy to my life. Thank you for YOU.

Sylvia K said...

Hope is indeed a bright light in my world as well. I'm happy you have such a wonderful son and can see the many things you do have to be thankful for -- hopefully we can all see those things. To focus on them instead of the things we don't have. I, too, have so much to be thankful/grateful for and I hope I never forget to count my blessings every day! Have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving, Dianne! Sending hugs to you and Hope as always!

Sylvia

Jay Simser said...

As always I have been blessed by YOU and through you the world of Hope (and her daddy) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am going to see Cher....I hope. j

Daryl said...

I am so very thankful to count you as a part of my life .. a friend, a true friend. xox

Akelamalu said...

Hope by name, Hope by nature - you have every reason to be thankful.

I love the photos of your son playing with his daughter. :)

Jeni said...

Like you, I am so grateful first, that I had the three children I had and then, simultaneously, I am ultra-grateful for the three wonderful grandchildren that have come my way too!
Hope springs eternal in the human breast takes on a whole 'nother sphere when one becomes a grandparent, ya know!

Ron said...

"I wish you many little things to be thankful for.

And I wish for you at least one thing that melts your heart and fills your soul and makes your spirits soar."

Yes, THIS post!

((( Dianne )))

I think you already know just how blessed I feel in having met you, dear lady.

Your humor, insight, talent, and heart...touch many!

Adorable photos of Hope and your son!

Wishing you and your family the bestest Thanksgiving Day ever!

X ya, bunches!

Reb said...

Those are great photos! Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Kay Dennison said...

What awesome photos!!!!

Hope you're Thanksgiving is the best ever!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

Happy thanksgiving Dianne!

I love what you wrote about your son. He looks like a fantastic dad - but then he has a great mum to give him such a good example.

Raven said...

Hope is also Joy.... How blessed you are. Hope you and the kitties are well. Sorry I have become such a fair weather blog friend.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

Looks to me like your son has fulfilled that vow and that Hope is one very lucky and loved little gal!

May your Thanksgiving Day be filled with food, fun, festivity, and friendship!

Grayquill said...

You seem pretty proud of that son! I am very thankful you have such a great son - Hope is recieving the benefits. Yahoo! And, you get to watch with a smile on your face - that is a blessing. Good job mom. Great men do not happen by accident.
Thanks for sharing. The good is so often hidden by all the darkness.
You are appreciated!

Hilary said...

Beautiful, Dianne. But of course, you always are. I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs.

Linda Reeder said...

In the bustle of hosting dinner tomorrow I will try to still myself to be aware of that one thing that melts my heart and fills my soul and makes my spirit soar. Thank you. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Arkansas Patti said...

You really do have a lot to be thankful for--add to that, knowing that you do.
Happy Thanksgiving.

ds said...

Hope is a very special little girl. Those shots of her with her dad are priceless! She also has a very special grandmother in you, Dianne. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

HermanTurnip said...

Looks like one very happy kid!

Now if you'll excuse me, I think Tyler is begging for some Cheerios. Must go answer his urgent call!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitty said...

so sweet. what can I add? the small people keep us honest.

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a lovely family you have. Your son sounds like a very wise soul.
This post is a real heart warmer.
Happy belated Thanksgiving Dianne.

Rambling Woods said...

It can be summed up like this. You done good....you made the world a better place by putting a good person into it and it all pays forward....hugs..Michelle

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Dear Sweet Beautiful HOPE! A True Blessing, my dear! A lovely set of pictures to savor, over and over...It must be thrilling to see your son be such a wonderful loving father!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful post Di! Thank you for sharing it. I am thankful to be near family this time of the year as well! (Although everbody is much older than Hope around here!)