Thanksgiving 2010

Last year, I wrote a pretty thorough list of the blessings in my life.  This is my update:

  • For pretty much every year that I have been married, two people have graced Thanksgiving dinner at our house who will not be with us this year.  I am thankful to have known my husband’s Aunt Rusty.  I am grateful that she was able to hold on just a few days longer last year—long enough to be with us one last time.  I am thankful for my husband’s late mother, who gave me the gift of a wonderful husband and who blessed my children with a good father.
  • I am grateful that my brother and sister-in-law have moved back to Colorado and that this Thanksgiving his family and mine will gather together with our mom at a holiday table, every one of us, for the very first time ever.
  • Last year, one of the things on my list was my dog, Java.  A better companion I could not have asked for.  His loss was so deep, it took two dogs to make up for him, and I am grateful for their antics…well, most of them, anyway.
  • I am grateful for my student teacher, who is amazingly together and whose enthusiasm is a constant reminder that the vocation is, indeed, worth the accompanying crap from on high.
  • I am grateful for hot tea on cold days.

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5 Responses to Thanksgiving 2010

  1. The biggest blessing is the survival of yet another year and knowing each other as friends. Rock on, dear friend!!!

  2. Karen says:

    We are thankful that we have made it through a tough year and our family is stronger because of it. We too are saddened about losing two precious members of our Denver family within the past year. But we are thankful that they, and others that passed before them, still are present and felt in the traditions of our holidays. Enjoy the sweet potatoes. We will too. :0)
    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. We love you.

  3. admin says:

    Back at ya, JWL!

    You’ll all be in our thoughts, Karen!

  4. Peggy Keen says:

    I am thankful for a wonderful daughter and her family. I am really excited because for the first time I will be with Paula and her family and my son, Steve and his family. I am thankful for them also and finally that we are all in one state after more than twenty-five years. Thanksgiving is Paula’s favorite holiday and there will be fourteen at her table this year. Friends and family. I guess that I am thankful for life in general.

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