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November 23, 2007

Giving Thanks

As snow falls lightly on this morning after Thanksgiving, I find myself enjoying the serenity of the day.

By this time most years, Benny and I would have been in the middle of the frenetic excitement of "Black Friday". Positions change. Though I do still have young children, I'm not the "Mommy" any more. I'm the mom and Grandma. Kaity and Khi have finished with toys. Justin and Sarah are out among the crowds choosing just the right toys for their little beauty, while Papaw and I share coffee and watch her sleep.

November is a fun filled month at our house. On the 7th, Jonathan turned 22. He has grown into the most humble and gracious man any mother could ever hope for in her son. As you can see, Chloe thinks Jono is the best!

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Khi celebrated his 10th birthday on the 8th. Like his older siblings, he is developing a heart of service and love toward others. On ALL Saints Day Benny, my mother, and I planned to go to the cemetery to clean up around our family graves. Khi dearly loves my uncle who lives in Cincinnati. He asked to come along to help with "Uncle's Wife's" (my aunt Janet) marker. Using a knitting needle, he dug out dried mud from all the engraved letters.

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Kaity had her 12th birthday on the 13th. She's in that special time between girlhood and womanhood. She's doing a really good job recognizing when her hormones are surging and asking for some protein and calcium, keeping the outbursts her mother was known for to a minimum. Kaity's an "All Creatures Great and Small" kind of girl. Her television is usually set on Animal Planet. She treats the pets at our house as though they are small people in her charge.

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I'm off to spin and watch some Dora with Chloe. If you're on Ravelry stop by and say hi. I'm Spinningdoula over there too.


Posted by Angi at November 23, 2007 08:38 AM

Comments

Wonderful. All of it. Beautiful children and granddaughter. :)

Posted by: Kathleen at November 25, 2007 10:00 AM

Everyone has chnaged so much since the last time ive seen everyone! Katie and Ky are growing up!!
well i love and miss you!
Hope to see you soon!
Lots of love, MARY JANE HUNT!

Posted by: MJH at November 28, 2007 04:34 PM