Sweet Baby Girl,
The 10 day countdown has officially begun!!! I simply cannot wait to hold you in my arms! It won't be long my dear child. It won't be long! There's so much to do before it's time to go. Gavin is sick with a terrible cough so I need to take him to the doctor to see about getting him better soon. Thanksgiving is just a few short days away! We will have a Thanksgiving dinner at Mimi & Papa's on Wednesday evening, one at Camp for lunch on Thursday and a dessert party at Aunt Missy's on Thursday evening. Lots to be thankful for this year!!! Uncle Billy is coming home from law school tonight. Gavin is so very excited! We haven't seen him since August so I'm pretty sure everyone is anxious for his arrival:) We're having dinner at Mimi & Papa's tomorrow evening so we can hang out with him. You will love Uncle Billy too! We're decorating for Christmas on Friday. It's hard to believe it's already that time of year. I love Christmas!
Uncle Billy and Gavin - Thanksgiving 2010
I hope you're home next year to join in on all the holiday fun:) It's a joyous time but this year feels a little different. The reality of knowing that you won't be home for the holidays is hard. Hard, for lack of a better descriptor. But it's oh so much more than that. There will be a stocking hung for you acting as yet another reminder that you are so far away. We miss you so baby girl, we miss you so! But we will celebrate all the holidays... Thanksgiving, our birthdays, Mimi's birthday, Christmas, New Year's and Papa's birthday in just 10 days.... and for that I am thankful! It will be a week of joyful celebration! I'm thankful for the precious days I will have with you so very soon. I am thankful for you. I am thankful that you have a place to lay your head at night, that you have food each day and clothes to wear. I'm thankful that you have someone to look after you when I cannot. But most of all I'm thankful that God is your Daddy and that He holds you close to Him always. I hope you feel His sweet embrace today:)
Mommy loves you with all her heart... always remember that!
Love you forever,