Tis the season for giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. I'm thankful for so many things and maybe Thanksgiving 2012, I'll be organized enough to post a daily thanks during the month of November.
This year though, I have one more baby that is old enough to understand the concept of giving. That there are people less fortunate than us and they need our help.
Reynaldo is learning about thankfulness and starting to understand that there are others that don't have what we have. He got to take a hat and gloves to hang on the Warm Fuzzy Tree at his school.
Caridad's school has a canned food drive every year for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. She never fails to remind mommy that it's time to buy a little extra when we are at the grocery store.
We also wanted to participate in our Church's Sock Tree so the kids got to hang those up on the tree at Church on Sunday.
My wish is that eventually, when the babies are old enough, we can all go to a soup kitchen and volunteer to help with Thanksgiving Dinner. I remember as a young girl volunteering to clean tables and serve the homeless a nice hot meal. It really helped me to understand that even though there were lots of things that I "needed" or wished I had, what I really needed was to be thankful for the beautiful life that I was given and to thank my parents for all that they provided for me.
So here is to a safe Thanksgiving for all. The Sauris will be eating a lot of home cooked, delicious food and spending precious time with those that we love. I wish your family a great Thanksgiving!