It’s no secret that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And this year I have much to be thankful for.
Mine is large. I’m the oldest of 8 kids. Our parents are still together and we’re all healthy and happy. I don’t see them much since we live 800 miles apart, but this year two of my brothers came and stayed with us on Friday night and it brought joy to my heart just to see them.
My husband’s family is here and we get to see them a lot. I couldn’t ask for better in-laws. We spent Thanksgiving with them. It was relaxing and so nice to just be in one another’s company.
With the recent health issues my husband has encountered I’m finding myself very thankful for the health the rest of us enjoy and for us still having him with us. He has appointments over the next few weeks to try and get to the root of the issue so we can get him back on track and healthy again too!
I’m not a city girl and sometimes living in town makes me antsy and figity, but we have a great house and yard and our landlords allow us to have a dog and a garden. For that I am very grateful.
Thanksgiving dinner? My favorite meal of the year. But really, I am thankful for the food we eat every day, for having been taught to cook healthy meals from scratch, for the passed-down knowledge of canning, freezing and drying and the ability to grow some of our own.
I am thankful for every one of you who reads this blog. Your comments and interaction here and on our Facebook page encourage every one of us to keep writing, sharing and educating.