Students Speak Thanksgiving

Students Speak Thanksgiving! 


Thankful for “mommy, me, and daddy”

IMG_3225Evan 10, Dannan 7, and Kellen 4 with their thankful lists!

thanksAmelia (our friend Diane from Australia’s daughter!) is thankful for everything in the whole wide world!

Bella likes her new wheelsAndrew and Barbara Budek-Schmeisser provide sanctuary for rescued dogs. “One of these is Bella, whom we found drowning in a ditch, her back broken. Now she has a safe place, lots of pals, and a wheelchair. I’m sure she’s thankful, but I am perhaps more thankful for her, because she came and showed life and spirit at a time when my heart was heavy, and my hope dimming. For her – and for all the others – we are truly thankful.”


A great list from M- age 5!

IMG_20131124_172259Another great list from E- age 7.  M and E’s  Mom is a kindred spirit in teaching families to serve!

Thanks so much for these special reminders of what is important! What are you thankful for?

seeking thanksgiving

PicMonkey Collage

About Proximity is seeking thanksgiving for the week of Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for so much, even the tough stuff. One of my favorite thanksgivings is young people. I love their honesty and their trusting faith in God and each other.

These were last year’s submissions:

Students Speak Thanksgiving- here, here, here, and here.


My heart was encouraged by the kids that contributed last year. I would love to fill up the week of thanksgiving with even more this time! How can you contribute?

  • Take a photograph of your kids holding up a sign of what they are thankful for! {I love their honesty my kids said super heros and stuffed animals.}
  • Send the photograph as an attachment to 
  • Include their names, ages and what they are thankful for. I will just use first names for privacy.

Questions? Just drop me note!





Students Speak Thanksgiving!

Ruby, Age 3 , thankful for her sister and lipstick.

Amelia, Age 10, thankful for all kinds of good stuff including sparkles! These two cuties belong to  guest writer Amy Sullivan!

Xander and Sabella, Age 8 and 4, thankful for lots of things with great illustrations!

Asher and Eli, Age 3 and 6, thankful for T- Rex and Asher says “Me too!”

Grace, Connor and Bennett, Ages 6, 8, and 4, thankful for Maggie our dog, friends and Lego Ninjago!