The bird is not only cooked, it is fully eaten. The pies baked and gone. And the sight of rear view lights leaving our driveway is now a memory. Yes, the Holiday I love the most is over for 2011, but we have great memories:
Two of our sons came with their wives, one with our two grandsons. Yeah for fun!
We had just the right amount of food, and it was yummy. Yeah for good planning!
Our son’s dog loved the apple cake he stole from the counter. Yeah for being clever!
The weather was GREAT and everyone made it home safely. Yeah for miracles!
Bill and I are relaxing in front of the fire watching football, this time all alone, but no demands for another meal, or towels for the dog or grandson who has gone swimming in the frigid water, or for more of anything. We are full, both in body and in spirit, and once again pause to be grateful for this wonderful holiday celebrating gratitude!
Hope you and yours were blessed in your celebration of gratitude, however it was experienced.
Ours was wonderful too. My daughter handled the whole thing at her house – first time – food was delicious! She’s a marvelous little cook! This is my fav holiday too – the only one that is really clear. It’s about giving thanks – not gifts. It’s about food and family and gratitude that we have that!
OOOOOOOOO, your day sounds marvelous! Such fun! Yes, it is very clear what the message is. And no one challenges it or makes it un-PC. Another plus!!!!! Glad you had a good Thanks-giving! xo
Thanks for sharing darling Diantha! That sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving! My favorite part is that of the dog stealing the pie! Thanks for the laugh!
Thankful for you! Much Love,
HA! Me too! I loved how he waited til just the right time! I also loved that he jumped into the lake in spite of someone yelling at him not to! He’s a DOG for Pete’s sake! And you should have seen him run around the outside of the house, over and over and over. That poor dog should NOT be in a suburban setting with no time to be a true dog. Poor baby.