Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving - 2012

Such major changes have happened in my life this year that I have been thinking a lot about the things I have to be thankful for....and I find that there are many.

First and foremost is that I had Ned in my life for 58 years. He was such a gentle man who loved family, friends and a good time. I don't know of anyone who didn't like Ned. Together we raised three wonderful sons. I have so many precious memories of our life and I try to make that my focus not how much I miss him.

I have always thought my sons were special....well, maybe there were a few times when they were younger that I could have given them away if I could have found someone who would take them. Not any more. I'm keeping my "boys." They really pitched in and helped take care of Ned and are so supportive of me. I'll brag and say they are exceptional men and I'm so thankful for them. I'm thankful also for their wives and sons who did anything they could for us. I really have a great family. I can't imagine how I would have gotten through this last year without them.

Next on the list are my friends. If I had kept a list of all the things that my friends did for me during this past year it would be the size of a novel.

Mexico....I'm definitely thankful that I have my little house in San Miguel and I'm enriched everyday by living in here.

I'm thankful for my health. I know that at my age that feeling healthy and strong can change in a flash so I'm really trying to live in the moment and be greatful for each day.

Because I have all of these things, my life is rich and full and I am thankful.

The last couple of years we have been in Houston with Ned's sister for Thanksgiving. This year I'm staying put here in Mexico. A little later I'll meet some friends at a restaurant for the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. It seems a little funny that I'm not cooking today. The worst part of not cooking the big turkey dinner is that you don't have leftovers. Thanksgiving dinner is always soooo good the next day. I think restaurants could make a few extra bucks by having a "take-out box" for leftovers. I would definitely buy one.

To all my blogging friends, I hope you have a wonderful feast day with family and friends.


Bob Mrotek said...

Yeah, Billie, its good to be thankful. I asked for Polish sausage and sauerkraut and I ended up with baked ham and spaghetti. Go figure. Life here is just full of surprises and for that I am thankful too :)

Babs said...

Great post. (I got my leftovers, or the rest of my meal) to go. So much food, so little room!

We are ALL so blessed to have YOU in our lives!

Annie R said...

Wonderful thoughts, Billie. Hope your Thanksgiving at the restaurant was great! love, Annie and Jay

Unknown said...

Lovely blog post Billie...It's good to hear your thoughts on Thanksgiving. I need to reflect more.....
Jim and I look forward to seeing you in January.