Today I am thankful for my family and for these six
healthy, happy, and active grandsons!
Thankful that the boys were able to fill their tummies
from our bountiful Thanksgiving buffet.
Out of all of the selections the only thing that made it on every
child's plate was my homemade dinner rolls.
One child feasted only on dinner rolls and plain jello. Another just turkey and a roll.
While others a big pile of mashed potatoes and gravy and rolls.
Thankful for a son who can make the best buttery and creamy mashed potatoes!
Thankful for a husband who is the best helper in the kitchen.
He baked the pumpkin pies this year, kept the pots and pans washed up, watched the rolls bake,
helped set the tables, and countless other things both little and big where he
can see the need and always pitches in to get the job done.
Thankful for a son in law who is able and very willing to follow
through on Thanksgiving assignments and in the care for his three boys while
my daughter spent her morning at urgent care and in
bed the rest of the day with strep throat.
Thankful for my daughter who recently made us empty nesters
(except we're not really empty nesters since we share our home
with my mother in law who has Alzheimer's.)
who spent Thanksgiving in another state. She texted her dad and told
him that I needed to plan on her coming back home to help in
decking our halls for Christmas.
Thankful for a daughter in law who loves family gatherings,
our family traditions, and who makes our family time a priority.
We made a plan on Thanksgiving to share in a leftovers feast on
Sunday. Two of my daughters who missed our
Thanksgiving feast are very happy about that and
will be here for our do-overs.
So very thankful for that too!
Thankful for Kabella, she was the only girl in the
bunch that could wear the Pilgrim Bonnet in our photo shoot.
So thankful for the fun and love that is shared in our family.
I missed those who were not with us but I am so thankful for
the gift of memories of the mind and heart.
Note to self: Must make fresh rolls for the do-over. You know why!