Monday, November 20, 2006

I'm Thankful

We've been cleaning like nuts over the weekend, getting ready for Thanksgiving. We're having Art's family plus my Mom and sister here for dinner. This is my first Thanksgiving off work since I started back 4 years ago so I'm especially happy. I really love having company. I love the feeling of a super clean house, I just wish we could keep it that way! My cleaning is done, groceries bought, and the favorite recipes are on the counter waiting. I have so much to be thankful for, if I let myself, I could be overwhelmed. When Art and I met 16 years ago, I had my own house, a good job, and everything I thought I needed. My brother called and said he knew a guy he thought I'd like- the brother of a coworker. Oh great- a blind date! We were married in under a year! Art has been the greatest blessing in my life.


Three years later, after many tears and prayers and many, many doctor visits came Molly. She's an amazing girl/young woman. She's smart and big-hearted and a very independent thinker. She wow'd us all with her beautiful voice in her school's musical review of the 50's.

Just 14 months after Molly was born we were blessed with John. John is quiet and thoughtful. In third grade John had to do a report about his name saint. He paged through an enormous book of saints until he found an entry about St. John the Silent. Johnny thought that was perfect. John is bright and he is one of the funniest people I know.

Time to stop before I get too choked up. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and thank you for welcoming me into this blogging community. I look foreword to reading what you have to share and I appreciate your kind comments here!

14 comments:

NatureWoman said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lynne! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us! It feels good to have everything set for Thanksgiving, doesn't it?

MojoMan said...

And here I thought Thanksgiving was about stuffing our faces, watching football and getting ready to go shopping. Thanks for the reminder. Many of us forget how good we have it and a lot of our good fortune is due to the dumb luck that we are born into the here and now. Your heartfelt appreciations make me want to be more grateful for the good things in my life.

Susan Gets Native said...

I have such a long list of things I am thankful for this year....how will I squeeze it onto my blog?
Have a warm, wonderful Thansgiving, Lynne!

samtzmom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too Lynne. Your blog is such a gift each day. Thanks for putting so much heart and beauty into the world for others to enjoy. We are all indeed very blessed.

LauraO said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I'm always thankful to find there are still people in the world who cherish families and spending time together and who know what truly matters when the holidays come.

Mary said...

Ditto Mojoman. This was such a nice post and reminded me of what I am thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

-llm. said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Isn't it lovely the twists that life can take -- giving us what we didn't know we needed!

LauraHinNJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynne!

We all have lots to be thankful for - glad for the reminder.

Sandy said...

Beautiful post! Happy Thanksgiving.

pablo said...

You certainly have a wonderful family.

Deb said...

A belated Thankgiving to you and your family; you are certainly blessed. And we bloggers are blessed to have you share your thoughts with everyone!

Lynne said...

Thank you all!!

lené said...

I love reading about your family. How lucky they are to have Mom who "sees" them--really sees them. :)

Doopey said...

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