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Words of Thanks, From the Mouths of Babes

Words of Thanks, From the Mouths of Babes

Parents aren’t the only ones gathering around the table this Thanksgiving to count their blessings; our children are also counting their blessings. They are sharing their gratitude the only way children know how: with honesty, enthusiasm and very specific words.

Here’s a collection of sentiments expressed by some coast children. Some last names are not mentioned, since we couldn’t always secure permission of the parents. But we thought you’d enjoy the humor and sweetness found in these real-life words of thanks for everything from Cheetos to Dolly Parton.

 

“I am thankful for bugs and erasers. And sometimes milk. But not the white kind because it looks like glue.”

— Jason, age 4

 

“I am thankful for the Biloxi Shuckers.”

— John Joseph Bourgeois, age 5

 

“I am thankful for my Spiderman clothes. I am not thankful for my church clothes.”

— Sam, age 5

 

“I am thankful for arcades and my little sister.”

— Sean Cabrera, age 11

 

“I am thankful for birds because they sing pretty.”

— Mary, age 6

 

“I’m thankful for my family, my friends and God.”

— Andrew, age 9

 

“Turtles. And Mommyand Daddy.”

— Barrett, age 4

 

“I am thankful for God and Jesus, food, my grandmothers, candy, my pets, Judy Moody books and Dolly Parton.”

— Olivia, age 7

 

“I am thankful for Legos, lions, tigers, eagles, football fields and Cub Scouts.”

— Clark, age 6

 

“I am thankful for my brothers John Joseph and Andrew.”

— Anna-Clare Bourgeois, age 7

 

“I am thankful for the dinosaurs.”

— Alejandra, age 5

 

“I am thankful for God.”

— Matthew Gordon, age 10

 

“I’m thankful for my family, Jesus and lots of American Girl dolls.”

— Alyssa Kate, age 7

 

“My mommy and my daddy.”

— Haddox Roth, age 4

 

“I am thankful for Cheetos, God and my brother.”

— Andrew, age 4

 

“I am thankful for my family.”

— Natalie Gordon, age 9

 

“I am thankful for our faith.”

— Esmeralda, age 11

 

“I am thankful for my fun family, God, good books, sports and food at restaurants. Good food at restaurants.”

— Will, age 10

 

“Mommy, my puppy, Disney World, cookies, Daddy, and my sisters.”

— Gwendolyn, age 3

 

“I am thankful for my mommy.”

— Amanda Gordon, age 6

 

“My new lunch box that never has raisins in it.”

— Brooks, age 5

 

“Paddington Bear, my dog and my family.”

— Jack, age 5

 

“I am thankful for our family, our puppy, food and water, our house and Jesus.”

— Sophie Blanchfield, age 5

 

“I am thankful for love and food.”

— Carolina, age 7

 

“I am thankful for my nice mommy and daddy and my nice brother.”

— Savannah Cabrera, age 5

 

“I am thankful for having a good family and a great dog.”

— Colin McPhearson, age 9

 

“I am thankful for Walmart, Target and all the toys, lemonade, family, our dog, friends, homemade and hot lunches.”

— Olivia Blanchfield, age 7

 

“I am thankful for fairies and princesses.”

— Emilia, age 3

 

“I am thankful for not being sick or having any medical issues.”

— Rowan McPhearson, age 9

 

“I am thankful for my family and Jesus.”

— Bailey Roth, age 7

 

“I am thankful for shoes. The ones I tap dance in.”

— Madison, age 4

 

“I am thankful for my family, bunny rabbits, Barney and my friends.”

— James, age 5

 

“I am thankful for rainbows.”

— Elizabeth, age 3

 

“Summer.”

— William, age 9

 

“When my mom drives fast.”

— Andrew, age 6

 

“My teacher.”

— Kate, age 5

“Candy, Shopkins, my new bed.”

— Mia, age 6

 

“Turkey and rolls. And Popeyes chicken.”

— Katie, age 4

 

Ashley Schafer Karcher lives in Ocean Springs with her husband and four children. She is thankful for the smiles and laughs these honest blessings brought to her.

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