As we look forward to the Thanksgiving this week, we're reminded of how many friends, family, and blessings we are so very grateful for. It's hard to think about all the special people and animals in our lives without thinking of our dear Katie. This will be our third Thanksgiving without her, but she lives on in our hearts every day. Somehow she always inspired us to see the world in a meaningful way. Today's blog post is one of our favorite conversations between Katie and Waffles. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives.
It's Thanksgiving this week, Waffles. What are you thankful for this year?WAFFLES:
You mean like chasing bugs and fetch toys and stuff? And my girlfriends? I'm definitely thankful for the ladies.
What about you, Boss?KATIE:
It's hard to put into words, Waffles. It isn't any one thing. It's lots of little things. Lots of little, wonderful things.WAFFLES:
How little, Boss? Like the bug?KATIE:
Not exactly, Waffles.
Like the sunshine in the morning that warms us and the blue jays that fly by our window.
Like how every time I roll over on the rug, Glogirly will pet me in just the right place.
Like how Glogirly talks to us in her sing-song voice. And how she sometimes even sings to us.
Like how Gloman picked me
out of all the shelter kitties and adopted me for his girl.WAFFLES:
And like how Glogirly picked me
! You know, when she adopted me!KATIE:
Now you're getting the hang of it, Waffles. Though as Glogirly tells it, you picked her.
We have a warm house to live in with comfy beds, plenty of toys, healthy food, and lots of windows to watch the world through. We live in a home that's filled with laughter and joy. And we have a forever family who loves us with all their hearts.WAFFLES:
I love YOU with all my heart, Boss.
KATIE: I know.
I love you too, Waffles. But if you EVER tell anyone I said that...
WAFFLES: I know.
We get a little misty-eyed here during the holiday season. Sometimes we get busy and lose sight of how fortunate we are. Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder of how important it is to never take our blessings for granted.
We especially want to thank YOU for welcoming us into your hearts and inboxes. For laughing with us, singing along with Waffles' silly songs, and sometimes, even getting all teary with us. Thank you for welcoming sweet Ellie into your hearts. Our friends and readers bring us so much joy throughout the year. We just want you to know how thankful we are for you.
We love you with all our hearts. 💕