I am thankful for all of the childhood traditions and memories that my mother and father made happen so that I may pass them on to my own children. I am so enjoying each and every moment of raising my children and we all know that all too soon it is over. Kids are usually eager to get on with their own lives and do their own things, but these times now are so very special to me and I will cherish them forever. It just makes me think of how this time was so very special for my mother and father and that raising their children was one of the highlights of their lives. I have a multitude of happy memories from my childhood and traditions of holidays, birthdays and everyday life that I hold so very dear. Many of these I have brought into my own childrens lives and I hope that even though they are running here and there as they find their way in this world, I hope that these are the times of their lives that they will always remember and take with them wherever they go.