Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Another Thanksgiving has passed.....Don and I were grateful for many things....we were grateful that six out of our nine children were able to come to Thanksgiving dinner.......we were grateful that the weather was so absolutely gorgeous that you couldn't have asked for better...well, maybe a little less wind, but other than that...perfect.

We were grateful that we chose to have Thanksgiving dinner on the Sunday, that meant that we had a semi relaxing day for Monday....perfect.
We were grateful that when we figured out the timing for cooking the turkey that we realized that we needed to stay home from church...no, that wasn't the grateful part, but....after we got the bird in the oven, we were able to sit out on the deck, enjoying a cup of tea, relaxing and just chatting about a myriad of things.....a perfect moment in a day that became wonderfully noisy when all the grandchildren arrived.....

We did miss Paul, who was away receiving and taking more training with the Canadian Army, but our new daughter in law Sara felt comfortable enough to join us and I was so pleased...guess she's gotten used all of us! :-)

As a mother, this was probably not what you would expect me to say....but I was glad that the remaining two absent children were unable to attend....I know!.... Did you ever think those words would come out of my mouth.....have you ever had people that just carried too much drama with them and make everyone around them just feel on edge? Well, these two kids are like that...so..when they chose not to come I will admit to feeling relief.

Don and I were very pleased to get to know this little one a tiny bit better....

She's our youngest grand daughter....a few times she looked at Don and I with that look of 'I'm not so sure who these people are...where's mommy or daddy' look....but we did get some big smiles, and cuddles.

So, all in all, it was a lovely Thanksgiving.....soooo much to be grateful for....so glad that we could all get together before the snow starts to fly and travelling becomes difficult for eldest son and his family who,we jokingly say , live in the northern tundra.....

So, now we just have to get through the birth of our newest grandson, Malachi.....he's due to be delivered on the 16th of November....have absolutely no idea how that will all end .....I just pray that it will be the right decision for this wee babe and for his life....
( it's unclear to all of us if our daughter Emma is going to be able to handle being a new mom, the decision is not in our hands and we don't have any control over the outcome....it's all a big question mark for everyone)

.....and then on to Christmas! ......and that's a whole new set of problems.....but....lets just dwell on our amazing Thanksgiving and all the goodness from the enjoyable time we had.

Yes, let's!

~ Marie

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