Friday, November 26, 2010

This Thanksgiving

High angle detail view of a Thanksgiving dinner

I have to say that this Thanksgiving was different from what I hoped and expected it would be. We'd talked of going south to visit our moms, but circumstances got in the way. 

Last year was our first Thanksgiving together with my family after being able to move back. Though i'd gotten ill right around Thanksgiving last year, and we considered calling our get-together off, we stuck with our plans and had a great time. I was hoping for that experience again this year.

My sister next to me, who is also the get-together organizer, and her family, decided they were moving south. Things have been slow here and besides, she doesn't feel like facing another Illinois winter. My youngest sister, also on break, decided she'd go along for the drive so she could get the opportunity to pay a visit to my mom. No one else said anything about getting together, and so this Thanksgiving ended up being one between my hubby and kids and myself.

I am thankful that I didn't have to do much cooking at all. My husband is a veteran, and a local organization, the Veteran's Assistance Commission, connected us with someone who wanted to give meals to veterans and their families. My husband and I made a seafood fettuccine to go along with our dinner and of course we had to get our own drinks to go along with our meal, so that was a definite plus for me.

Though things may not have been what I hoped for, I am yet thankful. For God and His Son Jesus and for hope. I'm thankful for my family and everyone being well. Things may not be all that I would like for them to be, but i'm thankful because I know that they could always somehow be worse. And finally i'm thankful for those of you who have joined [and will join] this site.

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