On the heels of Thanksgiving Day in the United States, it’s quite appropriate that this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is THANKFUL.
Word Press‘ sassy Sara Rosso has challenged us to reflect back on the year and pick out the good things that have happened to each of us and visually give THANKS in a frame or two, or three.
By the way, Sara says she’s THANKFUL for her legs and feet this past year that continue to take her where she needs to go, and probably fast, too.
I’m THANKFUL that her challenge this time around is an easy one, at least for me. No head scratching, no tricky wordsmith-laden creative angle to conjure up, no time-consuming high-and-low search for photos to support this post — although there are quite a few in the video below, 52 to be exact.
Nope. All I had to do was look no further than the “family tree” and give THANKS for the three girls in my life: daughters Allison and Stephanie, and grand baby Maddalena “Maddie” Grace. Collectively, they keep this “old barge” afloat and navigating in the right direction.
They say that behind every great man is a woman. Well, I’m not great, far from it, actually; but, I am blessed with having not one, but THREE great gals — two grown, one only a toddler (she’ll catch up soon enough) — that have my back, warm my heart, and are just the absolute best this father-grandfather combo could ever ask.
Like the late, great French actor, singer and entertainer, Maurice Chevalier, I can honestly and sincerely say, not sing, “THANK heaven for little girls.”
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I have seen GIGI tens of times, Maurice Chevalier is at his best there! I am following you from Sicily. I see BENVENUTI up there, do you speak Italian by any chance?:)
Magentmama – Glad you enjoyed the post and GIGI. Io parlo italiano abastanza. E tu?
Delightful – you must be so proud.:)
That I am. Thanks for viewing the post.
Beautiful family, Tom. Have a great holiday. B
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You too, Barb. Say “hey” to Miguel for me.
That’s lovely, Tom. Made me sad my Dad is not around x
Helen – It was not my intent to sadden someone reading the post. Relish the memories of you and your dad; that’s what I do.
Kind of sad in a nice way! If you know what I mean..?
Yep, I certainly do. My dad passed in ’07, shortly after our return to Italy.
Beautiful girls, and lovely post. Tom. 🙂
Many thanks, ADinP.
Nice…one heck of a legacy young man. Può in quest stagione di vacanze essere riempito di gioia. (Thanks to Google translate…too many of my brain cells are gone to learn another language.)
Thanks Steve. Google translate was close enough for me to understand what it was that you wanted to say. Don’t worry, I’ll be replenished with joy in the form of some good bottles of vino rosso and an abundant supply of Prosecco. Cheers!
Very very sweet!
I’d like to nominate your wonderful blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You can check it out here: http://klling.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/beautiful-blogger-award/
Lisa – Thanks so much for the BBA nomination. I just posted my “acceptance speech” @ http://thepalladiantraveler.com/2012/12/06/cowardly-gunslinging-blogger-award/