thanksgiving day

November 22, 2012

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We spent the day today at my parents house and had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

I would love to say that this is the one day of the year that my heart is full and bursting with gratitude but the truth is that not a day goes by that I don't have to catch my breath. Life has me daily giving thanks.

Through beauty. heartache. happiness- always giving thanks.
It's important.

I was talking to a friend recently and she mentioned that I only have 14 years left with Aiden in our home. 14 years. That may seem like a long time but in the grand scheme of life that is so small. And the amount of years I am able to carry, snuggle and hold them are even shorter. 

I am thankful for this season. 
As busy as it is and with the sleepless nights and fast paced days- I am thankful. 
I am counting my blessings day by day, hour by hour.

Have you heard of eucharisteo? – life-filling gratitude .

Most days , these days,  I don't have time to read books. But occasionally before I close my eyes for the night I will skim a page or two in a favorite book of mine. Just to let words and inspiration seep into my soul as my last thoughts for the night. I was looking back through One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and instantly remembered how much I love her writing and her message. 
Giving thanks always.
through everything.

eucharisteo.

happy Thanksgiving.
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14 comments:

  1. Lovely, beautiful photos. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. You have the neatest, most beautiful family, Casey!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. So glad you had a great Thanksgiving with your family! I always love seeing your pretty photos, friend! xo

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  4. Happy thanksgiving! Anytime i start to think about how many years my boys have left with us, it makes me try and cherish every moment even more.
    Keep up the good work mama!

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  5. You and your family are such beautiful people, inside and out, Casey. I love the picture of your family eating Thanksgiving DInner at your parents. So, so sweet.

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  7. Oh my how Aiden is growing up! What a handsome little guy! :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. :)

    alatteinspiration.blogspot.com

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  8. gorgeous photos, and even more beautiful words. happy holidays!

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  9. Those are some beautiful photos, Casey!
    I love the one with you and Apple.. so precious.

    Life really is beautiful! :)

    Jessica
    www.littlemapleleaf.blogspot.com

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  10. Catching up on blogs today and found it amazing that you blogged about eucharisteo and the wonderful book, one thousand gifts. i wrote a thanksgiving post mentioning both of those as well. being thankful for everything because He is good! something to keep close to our hearts every.single.day.

    http://aidieshideaway.blogspot.com/2012/11/thanksgiving.html

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  11. Beautiful pics and thoughts! My Eli is almost 8 and I can't believe how fast the time goes... I notice it more with him than our little Emma, but she's growing up too fast, too... Wish I could hold on to these moments forever and never forget. So glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving, friend! :)

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  12. I love that word "eucharisteo", it just sounds so exotic & fun! But the meaning behind it is what I love most! Thanks for this wonderful post, I love reading your blog! God truly does bless us daily! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics of your family!

    xoxo,
    Shio

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  13. Apple is just the sweetest and I love her so much and AINSLEIGH I just want to snuggle her!!!!!!!!! Beautiful daughters. xoxo

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