Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving................


Happy Thanksgiving from my little pilgrim and me!   There is so much to be thankful for this year even though it has been a tough one.  I will be missing my Dad and my oldest son who is spending the holiday in Ohio.  It will be quiet with just two aunts here celebrating with us and a football game to watch.  But quiet is exactly what I need today.  I need to rest, rest, rest.  Rest my back, I am thankful for steroid shots and medication that are helping to make it better.  Rest my emotions and and rest my busy racing brain.  It is good to step back and be grateful for all that I have, and I have so much.

I include you all in that, I am grateful for your visits, your friendship, the lovely way you are sharing my journey with me and  also allowing me to share in your journey.  This blogland of ours is a pretty special place to be.

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today I wish you the best.  For those of you carrying on and having a regular ole Thursday, know I am thankful for you everyday, and I also wish you the best.  

I am thankful in advance of all the money I will need to correct that crooked smile above!  It is pretty cute but is going to wreak havoc on his teeth and jaw!

32 comments:

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Meredith! You are so right, Blogland is a very special place. So thankful that you are a part of it.

kathy b said...

A very calm Thanksgiving to you! Rest rest rest. I somehow think Lil Buddy won't let you completely zonk out! He's my favorite pilgrim today!

kristieinbc said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith! That is the cutest Pilgrim ever, and I'm sure celebrating with him will lift your spirits on what is probably going to be an emotional day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wishing you and your family a lovely memory filled day! Happy Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for you in my life!

Linda

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day!! It's sure good to be thankful but sometimes it can be a little difficult after you fall down a few rabbit holes! I'm sorry to hear your back was so badly injured, when your back is out everything else us! And especially with your job! So you need to rest rest rest my dear!!

Teresa Hennes said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 20 people coming here in about an hour. I don't expect my mom as she is getting weaker now. But I know that she is happy that I am getting all my siblings together. Your little pilgrim is so cute. I can just image that he loved making that hat.

linda said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith. xxx

Claudia said...

Happy Thanksgiving, dearest sister. Love to you and the family on this first Thanksgiving without Dad. Rest up.

xo
Claudia

Betsy said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Meredith. I hope you are able to use the day to relax, recuperate and enjoy all of your family that is with you today. We're having a quiet day today with just Dennis and I. None of our kids were able to come home. But I am flying to see Miss Piper, Mandy and Brad next week in Washington DC so all is not lost! Have a wonderful day my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Happy Thanksgiving xx

Teresa Kasner said...

What a CUTE picture of your little guy! I'm thankful for my friendship with you.. I think you are adorable. I hope you get to take it easy and have a yummy dinner and enjoy your game on tv. Dayle has the turkey in the oven and the sun is shining and the leaves are in the table.. next I will set it all pretty. Enjoy!

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Petunia Pill said...

Hi Meredith! Happy Thanksgiving! Look at him! He's gotten so mature looking! And he looks so happy. You are such a blessing! Enjoy the day! xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy thanksgiving! I hope that you are having a great day, hugs and love, I am glad to have you as friend in block and, it is a good day here, hope that your weather is good too. xx

mamasmercantile said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith for you and yours. He is the handsomest Pilgrim that I have come across with a very cute smile, he is going to break some hearts. Take care.

Sue Silva said...

All the best to you, Meredith. I don' know how you do it all. You're my hero!
S
xo

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Crafty in the Med said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
I am sorry to hear you haven't been well ...get better soon!!!

hugs

Amanda xxx

CJ said...

So glad you have the two aunties with you. I hope you and yours have a wonderful time, and that you have a restful day. CJ xx

Becky L. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mere and family! Your buddy pilgrim is so cute!
I'm much better thanks and had a delicious meal with my hub and dau. Chilly days and a nice walk in the crisp afternoon with crunchy leaves underneath! Take care and have a restful weekend with your family! Gently hugs from Oregon!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That has got to be the sweetest, little pilgrim. I adore that smile, it is truly too bad it will become a health issue.
I am very thankful for everyone out there in blog land too. Their faithful visits make blogging so much more fun!
I hope your back is right as rain very soon!

Christina said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith. I am glad you had a peaceful day, you needed that. Your pilgrim is adorable. x

Gracie Saylor said...

I am so thankful you are focusing on resting, Meredith!!! We had a sweet Thanksgiving celebration with new baby Sarah in our household and watching a bit of football and some of the Macy's parade. Your Pilgrim is a fine fellow happily launching into life even if braces may be in his future...today you can rest...honest, Meredith, you can! I am cheering you on :) xx

Leah said...

Happy Thanksgiving hon! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day. I'm hoping that one day I am lucky enough to be in the USA for a Thanksgiving celebration. It's a lovely holiday and nothing similar is celebrated here in NZ.

It was lovely to hear from you and I wanted to thank you for your comment. I have neglected my poor old blog and I've also not visited my favourite blogs in so very long. I'm slowly but surely finding more time and can't wait to catch up on all the creative bits and bobs all you clever blog gals have been up to.

Have a fab weekend!
Leah
x

Judy S. said...

Hope that twinkle in his eyes allowed you to get some rest on this long weekend! Glad you could be with a couple of relatives yesterday and hope you had a great celebration.

Géraldine B. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and you relatives! I wish you a peaceful weekend ...

Joyful said...

Aw, little Buddy is so very cute and looks so nice in his Thankgiving hat :-) I hope you get some good rest my dear friend and that you really take some time to look after yourself. Big hugs. xx

Jo said...

Happy Thanksgiving Meredith! Without this special place we would never have met and supported each other, now that is something to be thankful for. Jo x

Stins said...

We do not celebrate Thanksgiving overhere, but I love the idea.
It's always good to think about your blessings and the love around you...
That picture is soooo sweet :-)!
Lots of love from Mirjam.

Annie Cholewa said...

Dearest Meredith, my life became so full of things not to be thankful for recently that I simply stopped opening up my computer, but now I'm back on track and back online and like you am feeling immensely thankful that this wonderful world of global friendships exists. I do hope you are getting the opportunity to rest up and that your back is healing. Belatedly, Happy Thanksgiving x

Janet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. No matter what, it is very humbling and uplifting to give thanks for what we have. Love Janet.

Babajeza said...

I'm a bit late but nontheless: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hugs, Regula

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Finally got my keyboard working again. Sorry to hear about your back. yikes! Last time I threw mine out, I was in pain for a week. I would imagine the stress of losing your dad and everything that came after finally caught up with you. We hold everything in and our body takes the toll. A friend had jaw surgery a few months ago to correct a severe underbite and she is having a hard time right now accepting the physical changes as a result. I told her she would look different but she didn't realize just how much it would change her facial structure. My boy isn't coming home for Christmas this year so I know how you feel. This will be the first time I'll go a whole year without seeing him. Not too sure how I feel about that. Hugs to you, Tammy