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Giving thanks November 23, 2005

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There are so many things to be thankful for.  Some are very simple.  Others are more complex.  Sunday, Kevin and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.  It has been a bumpy road but our relationship is stronger because of it.  Laughter has been key.  Heck.  I think our relationship was founded on laughter.

Kevin’s friend was dating my best friend from high school.  We all got together and went out to dinner at a place where you drew on the paper table covers.  We were playing a Pictionary type of game and Kevin asked everyone to draw a “train wreck”.  Everyone sat there drawing tracks and trains except me…I drew a mouth with food coming out.  As in “Wanna see a train wreck?”  Kevin was smitten. 

I am so grateful for our incredible children.  They are unique and wonderful and bring more to my life than I could ever have imagined.  We are not without our difficulties.  Autism is a challenge that sometimes seems greater than I can handle.  But we do. And I am a better person because of it.  My marriage is stronger and Cam and Gracie show compassion far beyond their years. 

I am also grateful for my family.  We rely heavily upon them because Owen’s needs can be so great.  Continually, they step up to the plate.  And I am grateful for our friends—those near and far and over the internet too.

Vintage_socks_from_mom Goodness knows, in the midst of all of life, knitting continues to keep me sane and drive me just a little bit crazy too.  Most recently my mom knit me a lovely pair of socks which are warming my feet right now. 

Fancy Silk Sock from Nancy Bush Knitting Vintage Socks

Nature’s Palette in Wild Orchid from Earth Faire

US 1 dpns (my mom added 2 rows of garter as in the picture)

Thanks Mom!! 

And Happy Thanksgiving!



16 Responses to “Giving thanks”

  1. Rossana Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too, Katy!

  2. Rossana Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too, Katy! And I LOVE those purple socks!

  3. margene Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Katy to you, your family and your great Mom, too!! You’re the best Mom, Susan!

  4. Mary Beth Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve been married only a few months more than you and Kevin!

  5. Cara Says:

    Have a great day and happy, happy holiday!

  6. sarah b. Says:

    Thank you for reminding me of all the reasons to be thankful! Have a great holiday!

  7. Amy Says:

    Katy, I am thankful to you for sharing your trials and accomplishments. Your writings about Owen have made me far more educated and compasionate. Enjoy your day. (Oh, and it wasn’t Fajita Rita’s was it?)

  8. Chris Says:

    Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful. I assume it won’t be at your “train wreck” of a house? I lived through Hubster redo of our kitchen in 2004. It’s still not 100% done. But it’s completely useable.

  9. Kris Says:

    Happy thanksgiving!!!! Thanks for your blog, your compassion and your strength.

    Cool socks… your mom rocks!

  10. Orli Says:

    That’s a lovely story. You have an origianl way of thinking…that’s excactly what they appreciate in art university…they seek the uniqe.
    As always your mom’s knitting rocks! such a patience she must have…(whoops that came out Yoda-ish)
    Happy Thanks Giving! I’m thankful for comeing across your blog and getting to know you.

  11. Jenny Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Katy! You know, I look at your blog daily for updates, and I guess I’m just used to seeing your face on the blog. Well, a couple of weeks ago, my cousin took me to a local yarn shop that I don’t normally drive to. I saw someone there that looked a lot like you. I was about to go over and say hi to you (like a celebrity sighting, ha!), when I had my duh! moment, of , gee, she doesn’t even live in my city………

  12. Kim Says:

    What a beautiful post, Katy. Indeed you *do* have so much to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  13. Michelle Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary!
    May you always have love and laughter!

  14. Kathy Says:

    Hope you had a happy, happy Thanksgiving. We celebrated our 13th anniversary in October — ebbs and flows definitely.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving and Anniversary! I love hearing about your family and can tell through your writing that your joy far out weighs your trouble!

  16. Jackie Says:

    Such a blessing to find your soul mate – you are very lucky, Katy!!

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