Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Thankful Thanksgiving


As I lay in my bed this morning with my warm blankets surrounding me.  I was filled with such a sense of gratitude.  All of my immediate family is under one roof.  Two sons asleep upstairs, my furry boy asleep next to me.  I hear the coffee maker going off in the kitchen, so my husband is up and about.  I have a beautiful home that is warm and safe.  I have family I love that are near and far.  We are well fed, clothed and for the most part get along just fine.  My parents are still living, although that is a difficult situation.  For the first time ever we are having some of my in-laws and my Father over for Thanksgiving, and my husband is doing all the cooking.  

There are so many things we take for granted everyday.  Love, food, family, and shelter.   Clothing, money, the telephone that gives us the ability to communicate with loved ones at a moments notice, internet that allows us to blog with friends around the world.  So much we do everyday that we don't notice because it has become so entwined in our lives.  So today I am going to try to notice and give thanks.  Thanks for family, food and friends.  And that includes all of you my blogging friends, you lighten my life and add so much joy to my day.  

You may or may not be celebrating Thanksgiving today, if you are I wish you a wonderful Holiday.  If you aren't I wish you a blessed day.  I hope we can all find little moments of our day to be thankful for.  

By the way Mr. 20 year old made it home safe and sound, he has a severe bilateral sprain and four brusied metatarsal bones, no breaks.   His ankle is still swollen, but he is walking on it free of crutches, so I am thankful he is on the mend.  I thank you for all of your well wishes.

 I wish you all a beautiful day.


24 comments:

kristieinbc said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with good food and many memory making moments. :-)

linda said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Meredith, and I'm so glad your son has no breaks, I hope he make a very speedy recovery. :) xx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family sweet friend. :)

Teresa Kasner said...

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I'm so glad your son is on the mend! Enjoy your day with your family. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Elisabeth D said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith! I hope you have a lovely day with your family. I'm glad your son is getting better and I hope he's crutch free soon! x

Joy said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! This was a beautiful post straight from your beautiful heart. I'm happy to hear your son's injury is on the mend and I'm wishing you all well! Warm hugs, Joy xo

CJ said...

So glad you are all together for Thanksgiving, hope you have a very happy day. Glad your son is on the mend. My eldest has a sore ankle at the moment - yesterday was spent visiting the GP and the local Minor Injuries Unit. Sigh. That's boys for you I guess. Have a lovely day Meredith. No Thanksgiving holiday here, but I often reflect on how much we have and I am so very grateful.

Gerda said...

Hope you did have a happy thanksgiving day. Here in the Netherlands we don't celebrate this day, but it's good to be grateful to have a good life. And always nice to have your family with you. Groetjes, Gerda

honeycat said...

Such a heart warming post Meredith. I'm just home from a late shift curled up and cosy in bed with my little family asleep. Home and family are so precious. God bless you and yours and Happy Thanks Giving.
Melanie X

Mrs. C said...

Beautiful post Meredith! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! All our family and company just left and I am sitting down resting my feet and feeling really full from the non-stop feasting! :)

Shari LeBlanc said...

Such a beautiful post Meredith and we are all blessed to know you! I do hope you enjoyed your day today with your family!
Hugs to you, Shari

Gillian said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Meredith. My husband and I were chatting about thanksgiving today and saying how we wished there was something similar here in the UK. It's nice to have a holiday that is not attached to any one religion and where you don't have to buy any gifts - it's just about coming together with those you love and being thankful. x

ColourMeCrochet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Sorry to hear about your son, hope he gets better soon.
Sally xxx

Gracie Saylor said...

I hope your day has been a happy one, Meredith. I am glad that your son's ankle is on the mend!

My oldest son-in-law had to go in to work at 2pm today, so we are having a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow :)

Gracie xx

Chrissie said...

So much to be thankful for, a wonderful post indeed. Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful time with your boys! Chrissie x

Hannapat said...

A beautiful post and so much to be thankful for. I couldn't agree more there is always so much to be thankful for, we are really blessed. Happy thanksgiving and enjoy the fact that hubby will be cooking! xoxo

Delia Ryder said...

wonderful things to be thankful for. Happy thanks giving it sounds like you are having a lovely time. Enjoy the time spent with your loved ones good to hear your son is doing well. Best wishes, dee x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

We do take so much for granted every day... the wonderful blessings we have. Thank you for bringing so many of them to mind. Wishing you a continued celebration of thankfulness... blessings ~ tanna

kathyinozarks said...

Lovely post Meredith-so glad your son is on the mends too

kathy b said...

Meredith

You sound filled up with thanks and contentment!!! Hooray.

moonstruckcreations said...

Hope you had a wonderful day Meredith.

Helenxx

Susanne said...

Yes indeed, we are all so blessed and often take the blessing God has given us for granite. If all we had were the things we actually were thankful for, what would we find gone tomorrow...even the pillow we lay our head on at night is a blessing although we hardly even think of that. Somewhere, someone is sleeping on a hard floor, no pillow. It could even be one of our troops for all we know, God Bless them. I am so glad you were able to celebrate this holiday with your immediate and extended family. It is hard to keep a young man down so I imagine he is up and about on crutches and should be elevating that foot to keep the swelling down. Hopefully he isn't suffering too badly and all will mend in no time. Have a great weekend.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Dee said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

I am SO glad to hear that Mr. 20-year-old is on the mend. Although bruised metatarsals sounds PAINFUL! YIKES!

Wishing you a blessed December!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautifully written! I think we should have thanksgiving in our lives each and every day. It's more than just a holiday. Glad your son is on the mend. I know how painful it can be. Best wishes, Tammy