Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am truly Thankful!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have so many things to be thankful for. God has really poured out his Blessings this year on our family. The arrival of my grand-daughter, Ivy was an added blessing this year. Next year I will look forward to a new grand-child, which we will find out in 5 weeks if Abby will have a brother or sister. I am thankful for my 2 wonderful children who I could not be more proud of and their wonderful spouses. My grandchildren are my heart and life is not the same since their arrival. I still have both of my parents living and appreciate them so much. I am so thankful for my sister, brother and their families and even though we live thousands of miles apart, they are with me everyday in spirit. I am also thankful for a special person, adopted sister, who is there for my parents to help out and step in when needed and without her, I don't know if I would have made it to Disneyworld.
The most important person I am thankful for is my husband, my rock, my best friend. He completes me. I know, this is mushy and I stole the line from Jerry Maguire.....
My hope for everyone today is, spend time with the ones you love. Don't stress over preparing the meal and dust on the furniture. It will all come together.....Take a deep breath and smile at the heavens......


5 comments:

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

A perfect post to begin a perfect day! My turkey has been in the oven for about an hour and our home is already smelling like Thanksgiving at my Nana's home all those years ago. Jane and my husband are already headed to Newport, RI for a Turkey Trot 5 mile race that Jane runs in every Thanksgiving. I usually try to to it too, but this year I am babysitting for Janie's 2 beautiful doggies... one would eat ALL of my desserts and breads (even though I put them way up high) and even the ingredients on my counters if he isn't supervised! I love my granddoggies, so as they snuggle, I am getting ready to peel potatoes and all that good stuff. We have added 3 guests to our dinner... my husband's brother and wife and son. They usually have a houseful of people, but this year, with Flo being gone... Rick was moved to tears with the thought of coming to our home with just family. Rick is a fabulous cook, so I am excited to see what he brings! Jane already put in her requests! When Jane and Barry are back from Newport, she will make homemade cranberry sauce (her recipe) and homemade apple crisps! Ah. Audrey and her family are in Pittsburgh. Adam and his family are in Philadelphia. Keith and his family went to North Conway, NH (they have a condo there) for dinner and maybe some skiing! I miss my 9 grandchildren, but I will have my mom here. The house is quiet, and this is the first time in years that I have all of my mom's best crystal out... (can't to do that when the grandkids are here!). Bu you know what?... each moment is precious, and I am so thankful that my kids and grandkids are all happy and safe. I am thankful for my mom... she is the last grandmother and each holiday with her is precious. I am thankful, like you, for my wonderful husband. I know exactly what you mean... and I love him more each day, if that is possible!

And I am thankful for your friendship... you are a wonderful, funny, kind and perfect woman. Your family is so fortunate to have you. Please have a perfect day wit your beautiful children and grandchildren!!

Erin said...

Love you, Rhonda!

Happy thanksgiving. Emsley is here!

Lisa said...

Hope you had a wonderful day with your family. I'm so excited that I get to see you on Wednesday night!

Zen Ventures said...

Well said and so inspiring! I'm so thankful myself inspite of all the troubles life thrown our way. I'm glad you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

casual friday everyday said...

You have a lot to be thankful for :--)

Nell