A little late for the usual Thanksgiving musings, but still... here are some things I am especially thankful for this year:
  • Cold morning weather to encourage snuggling under the covers with Karl
  • Living so close to my brother- and sister-in-law that I get to really be part of the anticipation of our new little niece (who should be arriving within the next few weeks!)
  • All those gorgeous colors on the trees here on the east coast! How have I ever lived without such splendor!
  • Lovely little twinkle lights up and down King Street in Old Town Alexandria - delightful and charming
  • Finding new friends out there in the cybersphere, being inspired and encouraged from across the world
  • The strength of old friendships with friends dear but not-so-near
  • Memories from my New England adventure with Mom, and the promise of another trip in the future
  • Hopes of a baby
  • Friendly neighbors don't speak English all that well but who collect our papers while we're out of town and smile when they see us
  • Reconnecting with an old friend, and finding a wonderful new mentoring relationship
  • Sisters who make me laugh, and who make me VERY proud
  • My brother being in Israel instead of Iraq

These are just a few. There are definitely challenges in my life right now, but overall I am so thankful for everything God has blessed us with, and excited to face the future. May you have more blessings than you can count this year!