Wednesday, November 21

Beauty From Rubble

Johnny and I have been together for exactly half of my life.  In all of those years, I could probably count the number of times both of our families have been in the same room, at the same time, on my two hands.  As many of you know, my step-dad passed away this year, and though it has been extremely hard on the family, I would like to think that it has ultimately brought us closer.  This year my family will be joining Johnny's family for Thanksgiving.  It makes me so incredibly happy to think about all of these people I love in the same house, enjoying each others' company and bonding.  My step-dad, JR, will definitely be missed, but I do have this something extra to be thankful for.  A new and beautiful relationship is growing.


22 comments:

  1. so sad to hear that but it is nice when we bond together and support each other. it is worth its weight in gold.

    Have a happy thanksgiving!

    Barnicles x

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  2. Lets hope a new tradition of togetherness begins with this Thanksgiving.

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  3. That's really good to hear. Family is so important. I know since my good friend passed, my friends have been coming together as a family to support each other too. You need that support and love.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Katie. Enjoy it!

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  4. I hope your whole family is filled with love and thanksgiving this weekend, Katie!
    xxo

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  5. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving with the two families together. It sounds like it is going to be really good. It can be extra difficult at holidays remembering someone who has passed away. My dad died the week before Thanksgiving three years ago. Having the support of family always helps.

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  6. What a beautiful and hopeful post. I hope that you have a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving!

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  7. That sucks, but it's awesome you are able to have a bright side to things!

    So cute you have been together so long with your husband.

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  8. That is so sad but at least you are able to find the goodness in the pain.

    I hope your family has a lovely thanksgiving together!

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  9. Good to hear that you continue to be optimistic during the holidays because it can be difficult. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the new memories you all are about to make! :)

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  11. i'm sorry for your loss, but happy for you to see a new relationship blossoming between the two families.

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  12. this is so sweet - perhaps this is the start of a beautiful new tradition. hope it's a wonderful day for all of you. enjoy your time together!
    xo

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys! Enjoy the day! :)

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  14. hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving katie, so happy you get to spend it with both of your families :)

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  15. It's great when everyone can be together! It makes it that much more special.


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  16. So wonderful to hear that! Happy Thanksgiving Katie!

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  17. i just found your blog, and i am in love! what a lovely place you have here. happy thanksgiving!

    lindsey louise

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  18. I'm sorry about your step-dad but glad that it got your families closer. with us the boy's and my parents have meet only once and sadly there's no thanksgiving in Prague (well obviously). but anyways, hope you have a lovely day!

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  19. My dad died three years ago and ever since my fiance's parents have invited my mum, sister and gran over for christmas. Even though I still really miss him I love our new traditions x Glad you have your whole family around you and your lovely little family x

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  20. Hope your thanksgiving was amazing and fun dear, and that the happyness over took the sadness. :) <3

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  21. I love this so much! Scott and I have been married almost three years (haven't know eachother as long as you and your hubby have known eachother) but by the grace of God he is working in our families. Scotts family met Judah for the first time over this Thanksgiving weekend and I couldn't be happier with what He is doing. He is creating a new and lovely relationships that will prayerfully grow and last a lifetime :-) and even beyond! Judah and his cousins are so cute to eachother :-)

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