"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature can not do without." ~Confucius

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are REALLY looking forward to some time to kick back with family over Thanksgiving as we think on all the kindnesses and blessings we have experienced over the past year. It's been a trying week, with 2 out of the three kiddos sick and miserable about it (those 2 are currently crying rather than napping),  one mommy who might be seen banging her head against the wall by a passing-by neighbor, and a kitchen floor that you *might* need stilts to walk  through with all the food crumbs that are down there.

But, anyway - when it comes down to it, we're really still very thankful to God for these boys, our family and a house to call our home, with loving friends and family to boot.

So, I've been talking with the kids about why it's good for us to be thankful.... not just good for us to say we're thankful, but why it is really good for the soul to really BE thankful, especially when we're tempted to grumble about so many things.

So, this is one little song we did today while making some place cards for the Thanksgiving meal (although, I think they may be the type of craft that 'only a mother-of-the-child-who-did-them could love'). It's to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" and here it is:

We love Thanksgiving Day,
We're happy just to say,
"Thank You for our health and home,
and family today!"

Having little pictures helped them to follow along and point to the words as we sang. And, one thing I'm thankful for is that my children are not art-critics (re: above pictures on sheet).

We sang as we worked, and we'll probably sing it some more tonight and tomorrow, and maybe ask them to add some other items in as well that they can thank God for. They can draw those pictures, and we'll sing along. Mommy should stop drawing pictures, I think. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Now to go tackle that kitchen floor.... and the crying children...


  1. These are so sweet! Love these posts! Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Hardings. Love you guys!

  2. Hope you all had a great one too, Kim! :-)