5K TO START THE DAY
Thanksgiving started with Rob & Joy leading some of our clan in a 5k race. The cousins (Haley, Sophia, Samantha and Rayann) joined together to do the family proud. The race began at 8:30am. I was glad to be resting quietly in bed while the younger ones were out running to represent the family.
Later we all gathered in Norwood where we had the opportunity to take some family pictures. There are pictures of all the cousins gathered for Thanksgiving over the past few years. One thing is clear…time is marching on. Our children are doing what children tend to do and are getting older each day. It is hard to recognize them from what we remember from years past.
It is always good to spend time with family. Thanksgiving is a special time for our NC family. Everyone gathers together, shares way too much food and catches up on life. There are joys to share and sorrows to carry together. We get to talk to the younger ones about plans for the future and listen to their hopes and dreams of what could be. We celebrate the successes and encourage each other to take steps forward.