Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Blog #14

FamilyLast night Towns and I watched a movie on cable called Four Christmases starring Reese Wtherspoon and Vince Vaughn. They lied to their families about where they were spending the holidays so that they would not have to spend the holidays with their families. They told their families they were doing charity work when in actuality they were headed for Fiji to enjoy spa packages and snorkeling. Long story short, flights were cancelled and the couple ended up spending Christmas with family after all. Today I was out with the girls and it seemed like every time we turned a corner there were families out enjoying the day. It was obvious that grand parents were visiting and families were beginning to gather for the holidays. There were pictures snapping,videos rolling, and lots of memories being made. This thanksgiving I will be spending the day with my family and yes there will be photos snapping , and videos rolling and lots of memories being made.
In the movie Four Christmases  we travel with Witherspoon and Vaughn to spend the day with each of their families. There were funny moments, awkward moments, and of course touching moments. They dreaded the day with family, and they even discussed an exit strategy before they went to each home. However, as you would guess, at the end of day they realized family, no matter how crazy, is irreplaceable.
I love those kind of movies, the ones with happy endings. The ones about families that hug and kiss at the end. I think its easy to take families for granted. It's frightening how easy it can be to be careless with words and actions around family.This thanksgiving I want to be like those cheesy movies and laugh at awkward moments and hug and kiss at the end of the day. Only I am going to love it all at the beginning of the day. Be thankful for your family today. I am! Enjoy every moment!
Love love love Ruthie

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