Thankful for Family ~ Number 5 in the Thanksgiving Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

This photo was taken in 2012 of our blended family and since so many things have transpired. Our littlest granddaughter Beautiful Beckett was born and we lost Gene's son Jeff to Diabetics. Hailey is now a junior in college, Jeffery graduated from High School and Trey is a senior this year. It's hard to believe how quickly time flies by. Handsome Hudson is now four+.

Every day I give thanks for our wonderful blended family. I only wish my mom and dad were still here to be a part of the dynamics of the family we enjoy. I am thankful for moms encouragement and work ethic she displayed.  Her recipes live on as our favorites : French bread, Apple Pie, Oatmeal raisin cookies etc.

Pope Paul VI says it best: "Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see."

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Dorie Dillard - What a heartwarming story!  Your blended family is so beautiful and somehow I think you may be that mother who enters the "Promised Land"!  

Nov 19, 2016 10:04 PM #1
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® : Thank you!

Nov 19, 2016 11:10 PM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Dorie --- four years passes so quickly, doesn't it?   Thanks for sharing this photo that must bring back so many memories.  

Nov 19, 2016 11:31 PM #3
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Kathleen Daniels
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Dorie, I love that photo. It brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. It's sad that you lost Jeff. That tears at a families heart strings.  

Nov 19, 2016 11:38 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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What a great family picture that is, Dorie!  I like that everyone wore jeans, and white shirts.  And, Beckett looks really cute holding that bunny!

Nov 19, 2016 11:57 PM #5
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Hi Dorie Dillard!  Oh, I LOVE this post!  Love and kindness just jump off of this page!  And, I agree with Pope Paul, VI - you are certainly doing your part to prepare the world with all that you give and share (and not just with your family).  Enjoy your Sunday!

Nov 20, 2016 01:03 AM #6
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Dorie- Happy Sunday! I love the family photo and the quote.  These are the treasures to collect. 

Nov 20, 2016 02:01 AM #7
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Patricia Feager
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What a beautiful photo and story. Everything you do is beautiful and it comes right from the heart of Texas! There is goodness in all that you do!

Nov 20, 2016 04:06 AM #8
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Hello Dorie

What a wonderful family photo and let me get back to you in a couple days on this post with a extra surprise, and have a great week ahead ...

Nov 20, 2016 04:07 AM #9
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Brian England
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You have such a great looking family!  I can tell that everyone loves each other very much!

Nov 20, 2016 04:36 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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WHat a great photo Dorie Dillard , i missed much of the week here on AR with it being so busy, looks like i missed a challenge and better get to checking out the contest page

Nov 20, 2016 06:40 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Thanks for sa

haring with us Dorie Dillard.  I know I have to watch my sugar all the time and do not eat most my food.

Nov 20, 2016 10:34 AM #12
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Evelyn Johnston
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I love the photo with everyone dressed alike! Great story Dorie, so sorry to hear about Jeff. It is so hard to lose a child!

Nov 20, 2016 11:08 AM #13
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Sharon Lee
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Dorie-Love the photo and that you added Beautiful Beckett to the photo. It looks totally like she was in the original pic.

Nov 20, 2016 06:24 PM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Dorie - that quote is beautiful.  We are happy that our parent pointed the way.  I had the same thought at my daughters wedding last week.

Nov 20, 2016 11:34 PM #15
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Beautiful family, Dorie. We have a blended family, too. In the early days it wasn't so easy but now all the kids are brothers and sisters and they all belong to me and all belong to my husband.

Nov 22, 2016 08:20 PM #16
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