Thursday, November 26, 2009

Feasting this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we feasted on:

Bacon wrapped turkey
Mashed potatoes
Homemade butter
Green beans
Chocolate Pie
Pumpkin Pie

But what I am most thankful for on this Thanksgiving:

  • A loving husband that is willing and able to make our house a home. His handyman skills are too numerous to count. He also manages to keep his sanity living in this estrogen rich environment. His laid back nature helps him not to lose his mind with all the mood swings and chaos that a wife and three daughters can create.

  • Three loving daughters that each have their own unique personalities. Where one has weakness the others have strengths. When they are not busy tormenting each other, they design playhouses, produce plays, protect and help each other. Though each of them is unique they are all loving and compassionate towards others. I hope that this goodness of heart will guide them as they grow their own wings and wander about in their lives.

  • I am thankful for a job that allows me to help children learn both classroom skills as well as life skills. I work in a school where we strive to give all students fairness, equality, courage and a safe haven to learn. Teaching lets me have a career and lots of time to be a wife and mother. My job provides me with a comfortable salary, wonderful benefits and the opportunity to help contribute to my community.

  • I am thankful to live somewhere that is small enough that many friends feel like family. We can get across town in 6 minutes unless there is a train. You can count on seeing people you know no matter where you are in town. The gas station attendants, the coffee barista and grocery checkers know you by name.

  • I am thankful for my health. I am thankful that I can make mistakes and my friends and family forgive me, give me a second chance and let it go. I am thankful for my friends - all of them - some I see and talk to daily - some I've never met in real life - some I haven't seen in 25+ years - and all are ready and able to lend a hand, or an ear, when I come calling. I would be lost without the mosaic of friends in my life.

The five of us spent this week at home, together. There were no travel plans to see extended family. The rest and relaxation was well appreciated. Our busy life is not going to change. We will again load up and travel over the river and through the woods to visit our families. But this 2009 Thanksgiving was just us and it was just perfect.

1 comment:

Nelson's Nest said...

And, I am thankful for you :) I have lots of favorite things about you but some that are on the tip of my brain are...
~your adventurous spirit
~your ability to plan along with your ability to fly by the seat of your pants
~your creativity
~your tolerance and compassion
~your honesty
~your productive off taskedness (you know what I mean)
~your sense of when to step in and help me... at work, with my children, in life in general

The list goes on :) I loved your post today which brings me to that positive nature of yours that makes me smile. We do have so many blessings in our lives!