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Nov 27

Daily Pics: So Very Thankful

by in America, US Road Trip 2014

Our first thanksgiving as a family of three. We have so much to be thankful for. Our complaints are small, our challenges insignificant in the broader scheme of things, we have good health and a precious fortunate life. Today we had a great opportunity to give back and help others. We helped fold clothes, prep food boxes and set up tables and chairs for Thanksgiving lunch at the Dream Center in Conroe. Our contribution was so minuscule when you realize 45 million people in America are at minimum wage or less (think $7.25 to $9.50 range). That’s a lot of hardship for a lot of people. I’ve come to appreciate it more and aware of this hidden issue since finishing Linda Tirado’s book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. I am thankful for so much and thankful I can help others too. 


Baby on front looking at trees

The only way we can get him to do tummy time. The boy loves trees!


Mum and baby in Pom Pom hat

We waited so long for you, so thankful to be your mum


Thanksgiving volunteering

Driving to the wrong side of the tracks, parking next to a lady turning tricks, trying to order chaos. Some things feel broken and need fixing


Man standing in front of dream center

Such a small drop in the ocean, nevertheless it was a drop


Baby reading book

So thankful for my beautiful sister who sent us this book


Thanksgiving lunch in the hall

Breaking bread – Thanksgiving turkey and pot luck lunch at Thousand Trails Lake Conroe


Baby with sweet potato on his nose

Someone liked their sweet potato


Baby with two teeth crying

Poor Baby Boy O. Second tooth breaking through. Grumpy


Thumb sucking baby

Binky is so yesterday! He’s started sucking his thumb


Dad giving baby a bath in RV

Last tub bath in Rover (for a little while at least)


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