My sister and her family are coming to spend the long weekend with us, and we'll have 6 - 8 others, too, on Thursday. I'm grateful that my arthritis is slowly receding again, that my family's basic needs are met, and that I have a wonderful group of people who care about me and my family.
Kris It's a great day to be alive! ----- "I can do all things through Jesus Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
Before my mother died in 2004, she INSISTED that she cook on Thanksgiving for my dad, me, my daughter and her family and my son and his family. That's what we did for years. After she died in August 2004, I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner - at her home - for all the same folks. It was awful. We missed her so much that none of us could really eat (although I'm a very good cook, if I do say so myself). My son cried in front of his wife and children and took them home. I haven't tried that again. Last year I cooked - at my home - for my son and his family and my dad. It was a blessed day.
My kids have their spouses' families to visit on Thanksgiving as well and I live WAY out in the country, so I announced this year that I wouldn't be having them over. Everyone seems delighted not to have to go to two family Thanksgiving dinners and all is well!
I'll cook, very light & very healthy, for my dad and me and we'll just enjoy each other's company in the country where it's absolutely gorgeous!
I'm SO thankful for my 83-year-old father and the fact that he's still alive after 8 long years of very serious health problems! And I'm thankful that I'm still alive, at 64, after dealing with my own illnesses AND trying to take care of my dad for the past 8 years! And I'm thankful for my children and grandchildren. They're truly delightful - Heaven's wonderful blessing!
I'm thankful for every new blessing that comes with each new day!
We would always go to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, just 5 miles away, and she would do the majority of it and then when they got more frail and passed away, we started doing it. Our daughter has married and lives 800 miles away and they've invited us down to their place and with her in-laws and family, we'll be quite a crew. We're taking the turkey and other things. We're really excited about it! Happy Thanksgiving to you Cynthia! PS...I should've said what I was thankful for and forgot....My DH of 31 years, our son, daughter and son-in-law, for all of us being pretty healthy and alive. For our beautiful farm and our livelihood of dairy. Living in a free country and so many more.
We always used to eat at my mom's house with her doing the majority of the cooking. However, she has gotten too frail healthwise to do that any more. Four years ago my husband got it into his head that he wanted to go out for a sushi dinner and then to a movie on Thanksgiving. I wasn't thrilled but went along with it. On the way to the dinner we got a phone call that his father, who had been ill in a nursing home, had passed away.... This year, my daughter and I were considering putting together a dinner but the more I thought about it, the less appealing all that work sounded. So I took a poll and everyone decided that we would go out for sushi again. We've done this every year for the past four years...my husband has it in his head that we must do this in honor of his father's memory..
This year I am grateful for my family, even more than usual as my mom's health has been poor....and my daughter now lives away from home and I miss her I'm also grateful to be out of the hospital. Traditionally November has been a very bad month for me healthwise and thank God, so far this year I'm doing passably well.
I thought it would be nice to have a Thanksgiving thread. Please share with us your Thanksgiving plans, any words of explanation about your family's traditions and also share one or two things for which you are grateful this year.
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