"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
Although we never expected to still just be a family of 6 today, we still have so much for which to be thankful.
Our incredible family and of course, 5 precious little ones. Health, yes, but more importantly just life. With so many people in our country losing jobs and homes, we still have both of those things. Although we began our adoption journey with a leap of faith financially, we are grateful for all of the wonderful people who have showed us such generosity and have truly made the completion of our journey possible. Emerson is not with us yet, but she is with people who love her - caregivers and a physician/facilitator who will always be part of her family.
She is alive, we are alive, and so we still have hope of being together this time next year. So it is still a very happy Thanksgiving! :)
I'm going to try my hand at cevapcici (little meat/onion sausages) and maybe pogaca (a bread) if I have time so we can have a little bit of Em's spirit with us. ^_^ I'm sure I'll have some pictures to share!
I hope everyone has a relaxing day with family and a yummy meal! :)