Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for so much. Let me try to count my blessings. I say try because I know I won't remember them all.

1. Robert is still with me after nearly 47 years. Actually we've known each other for over 47 years, and in February will celebrate our 47th anniversary.

2. My three children are doing well. Rene's job appears stable and all five of her children are doing fairly well. Aiden, the three-year-old I've never gotten to met, loves the book Trockle. Bob has a job, after retirement, that he likes. His wife and girls are doing well. Randy teaches and coaches, which are his passions after his wife and boys. Janelle, Ryan, Colby, and Shane are blessings to Randy and to me.

3. For eleven Thanksgivings I had no idea where Faris and Meena were, or if they even lived. This year I know where they are, and even though I've had no contact with them since they were in Oklahoma in June, I hear about them from Rene, Macayla, and Keri, who do hear from them.

4. Macayla and David are expecting a little girl and have named her Haylee Rose - my fourth great-grandchild.

5. Jacque, my dearest friend, came through open heart surgery and is doing great.

6. I may not agree with how things are going in thi country or in this lifetime, but I know a better and glorious eternity awaits. However, I'm going to enjoy my life here and the people I love for as long as possible.

Happy Thanksgiving.

cross posted on Vivian's Site



Miguel de Luis said...

Hi Vivian,

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Helen Ginger said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vivian.

Rena said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vivian!

Morgan Mandel said...

It's easy to forget how good we have it. Thanksgiving helps us remember.

Morgan Mandel

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Happy upcoming Anniversary. That in itself nowadays is something to celebrate. Hubby and I celebrated our 31st anniversary in August.

We need to be thankful each and everyday and Thanksgiving is like a reminder to keep us on our toes.

Jean Henry Mead said...

Thanks for reminding me how much I have to be thankful for, Vivian. My 40th aniversary is coming up next year and I have three surviving daughters and a son, of which I'm very proud.

Vivian Zabel said...

It's so easy to forget what we have and concentrate on what we've lost.

I'm working to remember the good things of the Thanksgiving/Christmas season and put the not-so-good memories in back of my mind.