There are many things that can be said about our Thanksgiving holiday experience this year. I have some wonderful little stories, some priceless photo documentation, and some personal thankful reflections, all of which I hope to write about sometime in the near future. But for right now, while it is still freshly imprinted on my heart, I had to share what unfolded not 5 minutes ago.
As I was kissing and hugging (and kissing & hugging and kissing & hugging...) Ben goodnight, he pulled away, looked me right in the eyes and with his little brow furrowed, exclaimed:
"Mama, so many days and so many nights, I still just love you."
That is what I am most thankful for at this very moment, and I have my suspicions that this feeling, along with the remnants from tonight's amazing leftovers, will be with me a very long time.