Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful women in blog land. It has been such a fun experience and pleasure reading all the blogs out there..makes me feel like I am part of a community.

Wow Thanksgiving just kind of snuck up this year but I am ready. It is 8:11 am and all the goodies I am bringing to the meal are done! My cousin is having it over at her house with about 21 people...can't wait. I love big crowds for this day ... family, friends, good food, games, football ... who could ask for anything more.

But there is more to Thanksgiving ... it is a day we should all be grateful and thankful for all that we have...oh, we may not have everything we want but I do believe we have everything we need.

I am thankful for my husband. He is a step dad to my children and loves them like his own. It is hard for him to be in this role. I don't always make it easy; neither do the girls, but he is a trooper and keeps on, no matter what. I love him dearly for that. And I am thankful for the love that he has for me and for his unending patience.

I am thankful for my two daughters who are the joy of my life. They bring me so much happiness. I have watched them grow up into such warm, beautiful, charming women; each unique in their own way; each with their quirky behaviors; each with a "bitchy" side; and each with a love that is endless.

I am grateful, blessed and thankful that I had 24 amazing, awesome and beautiful years with my son. I miss him more each day and Thanksgiving, besides Christmas, was one of his favorite holidays...he loved those mashed potatoes and gravy! I am recently beginning to have faith and believe that my son is happy, disease free, and perfecly OK in heaven with all that God gives to him.

I am thankful for my handsome and charming son-in-law who loves and adores my daughter like no other.

I am thankful for my family, both far and near. If it were not for family ... life would be empty. Family gives you your foundation and balance in life. My family can be brutally honest and yet loving; they can be funny and crazy and mixed-up and that makes me love them even more.

And last I am thankful for my life. It may not be the life that I dreamed about years and years ago, but it is my life, and it is a life with unending possibilities. It is time I embrace those possibilities ...

Happy Thanksgiving and may your day be blessed with family and friends!


The Shanty Girl said...

What a lovely post!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Angela said...

Sharon, I don't know if I've ever told you, but I am so thankful that I was able to meet Erich before he left this world. That trip to California Chris and I took in January 2005 was a wonderful experience, but the one thing I am so grateful for was the chance to meet Erich and spend some time with him and all of you. Chris had always spoken so highly and lovingly of his cousin, and everything he said was true. While not anywhere near what you feel, Chris and I miss Erich right now, too! We will be thinking of him and you this holiday season.