Monday, October 11, 2010

Rich Beyond Words


The remnants of our Thanksgiving feast still linger - unwashed pots and uneaten pie litter the kitchen table. My hurried attempt to convert the turkey carcass into soup is stashed in the back of the fridge in a Tupperware container.
Am I tired? Yup. Am I full? Yup - and not just of turkey and pie. I am overcome with reasons to be grateful:

  • stained tablecloth documenting countless festivities
  • a long table of feasting people who I love - and who love me
  • laughter and debate instead of silence and loneliness
  • leftovers
  • full heart
  • a father who is not only alive - but living fully
  • a weekend of perfect autumn weather
  • a husband who supports my awakening and efforts to give back
  • my children and family -- it always comes down to that, doesn't it?
  • my freedom and my country
  • my friends - my chosen family
Today we will celebrate Thanksgiving with my other family and best of all - our Nana's 98th birthday. See? A handful more reasons for me to be thankful. I am rich beyond belief.

5 comments:

  1. Have I mentioned you and your father are adorable?
    Happy birthday, Nana!

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  2. Looks like you had a good time! :)

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! What a great holiday, isn't it. I love Thanksgiving here and it must be just as great in Canada. You deserve to be so wonderfully blessed - sending warm thoughts to you!

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  4. Wow, what a feast of people and senses you had (my imagination of it!) What a great tribute to Nana and your brood. Glad to have read it and love you too lady, peace from me and mine, Sue

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  5. Thank you everyone for dropping 'round. Jon - *blush* I am humbled (but still adorable).

    Penny - We did!

    Kattrina - Felt the warmth of your thoughts and yes I LOVE Thansgiving. Canadians like to beat the Americans to the punch so we have ours in Oct.

    Susie Q - love you too - you are more than a cube-mate.

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