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Thursday, November 25, 2010

To My Girls...

Dear Girls:

Today is Thanksgiving.  This week, in your (home) school, you have been making art projects with turkeys and talking about pilgrims.  But really, this holiday is about giving THANKS.

You will never know a day without a home.  You will never feel unsafe and be without the comfort of your own bed.  Although you may not eat some nights, you will never go hungry.  You may not get every single toy you "need" when you see a commercial, but you will never know what it truly means want.  You will always have your Mommy and Daddy cheering for you [loudly] in the corner.  You have been, and will continue to be, surrounded by a family that loves and supports you.  And that will never, ever change.

But today, I hope you can understand that what you have is so very rare.  There are people out there that work so hard and still cannot provide for their family.  There are families out there who do not have a comfy home and have to stay out in the cold without "feet" jammies.  There are children who don't have enough food and don't have access to the food that "makes you strong for the monkey bars".  There are people who don't have families and have to eat alone tonight on Thanksgiving.

So, today, I will try to help you understand that you are blessed.  And we are blessed to have you.  And we should be thankful for that.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and The Doctor Mom "fans"!