This year for Thanksgiving we traveled to my sister-in-laws to spend the day with the Alberts side of our family. We started our day together with dinner during which we went around the table saying what we were thankful for and we all had one thing in common, family. As I get older, family with out a doubt has become the most important thing in my life. I look back at the experiences I had as a child and can only hope that my own children get to have the same experiences. I want my children to understand how important all family is and how family helps to shape us into the people we become. I am proud to say that on Thanksgiving Day both of my children had one of those experiences. At the end of the day, Eddie looked up at his mema and said, "thank you for this thanksgiving dinner." I couldn't have been more proud if how he express his gratitude for the fantastic day we had together.