Thursday, November 26, 2009


Hey, Jude -

Thanksgiving is Momma's favorite holiday. There are many days that celebrations happen during the year, but Thanksgiving is the one I love the most. We usually have a big dinner with lots of family, but this year it will be just you, Daddy, and me. I'm really happy about that. It's our first Thanksgiving as a family and we get to spend it with each other in our own way.

History books tell us that the first Thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans back when this country was just starting out. It was a big, happy dinner where meals and good will were shared. The real story is a bit different and I'm sure Daddy & I will explain that to you later. Maybe Auntie Marissa will talk about it, too. She's a teacher and she explains it very well. Most people in America have a roast turkey, but since we don't eat animals we'll be having a different dinner.

My most favorite part of Thanksgiving is reflecting on what I'm thankful for. In my life I have many things to be grateful for, but this year I am especially thankful for you & Daddy. Our family is wonderful. Getting to watch you grow and learn every day is what I'm thankful for this year. Thank you, my boy. Thanks for being your wonderful, hilarious, happy, healthy self.

My wish for you is to grow up and know the value of gratefulness. It's important to be thankful and to appreciate good things in this world. We are a lucky family and remembering that makes us even luckier.

I love you, my Jude. My thankful boy.

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