11.26.2009

So much to be thankful for.









For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

4 comments:

Erin Jane said...

Oh annie! I have been humming this hymn all day long! I love it. What a beautiful family you have!

shelly said...

Such a beautiful post! I'm so grateful for photographs, aren't you? And every time I see our picture at the Visitor's Center it makes me soooo happy.

Gretchen said...

Annie,
Thank you for putting more pictures of Bart in your postings. I love seeing his smile.
Gretchen

Annie said...

Gretchen and Shelly-I never cease to be amazed at how much comfort and joy a photo can bring. Especially the pictures of those who we've lost . . . discovering a new picture of them, or rediscovering an old one we haven't savored for a while . . . well, there just aren't words for how exquisite the experience can be. So Gretchen, you're welcome. It is truly my pleasure in every single way.