It's simple, really.
I'm thankful for my family. There really isn't much more that I can say except that I know how blessed I am. To have my mother right here with me and as such a big part of our lives, of my children's lives. And of course, when my dad visits, he is, too.
|Mum proudly displays her apple-cranberry turnovers.|
I'm thankful for Eva and Jojo (with their families) and for the place they fill in our hearts as part of our family now, too.
|Sweet Eva and Jojo.|
I'm thankful for Skype, What's App and Blackberry Messenger, for making the physical distance between me and my sisters more bearable. How I wish they were right here, too. And all the people who come with them.
I'm thankful for my children. Though being a parent of three is an exhausting experience most days, it's also one I take really seriously. It is my number one reason for being. For getting up in the morning. The lessons I've learned as a parent are some of the most valuable ones. Ever.
|A snuggly moment.|
|Cozy on the couch.|
I'm thankful for my friends, both near and far. Just knowing they're there is all it takes, some days.
|Cally lets Cathi snuggle her.|
|Kathy from 7 as Ella says.|
|Magic Mark with Joey.|
And, I'm thankful for this man. My hubby. I mean, really, how lucky can a girl get? He helps me be who I am. He is my better half.
|Joey gets ready to carve the turkey.|
***Pictures are from our Thanksgiving feast at my mum's house. Mark and Cathi, close family friends, were in from Seoul while Kathy was in for our usual weekend meal together.