Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

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On this day of Thanksgiving I want to give thanks for a couple of things.

I have been with my parents this week as my mother recovers from recent colon surgery. She is doing remarkably well, and we learned yesterday that the mass they removed from her colon was composed of only precancerous cells so no further treatment will be needed. That is news to be thankful for, indeed!

I am thankful for my family, especially for my sweet husband who held down the fort at home so that I could be with my mom.

I am thankful that Vivian's health and demeanor are greatly improved. I am also thankful for her doctors and for the people who research and manufacture the medicines that have given her relief from her seizures.

I am thankful for my friends. I had the great pleasure of meeting my blog friend Kim from 3 Peanuts this week. She is every bit as charming and personable in *real life* as she is on her blog. I also got to see her beautiful new home and meet her precious 3 Peanuts and even *Mr Peanut.* I hope we get to visit again soon, Kim, and for a longer time. I felt like we could have talked for hours more.

I am thankful for my wonderful mother-in-law, Dorothy, who is kindly and graciously hosting us for Thanksgiving dinner today. She sets a beautiful table and serves a fabulous buffet of delicious food (including the best dressing in the world!). She has the gift of making everyone feel welcome and relaxed, even when she has a houseful, and she is one of the people I admire most in this world.

I hope that your Thanksgiving finds you enjoying good food and the good company of people you love. May we all be more thankful for our blessings today and every day.

8 comments:

3 Peanuts said...

Eloise,

I really felt an immediate ease in your presence. My husband commented on that too. You are so warm and friendly. I wanted to ask you about duplicate bridge though and I forgot!!!! Iahve always wanted to know more abut it and I felt like we had so many distractions yesterday, it slipped my mind. I am so glad that your Mom's surgery and lab results are good. That is the best thing to be thankful for...family and health. Enjoy your day and I know we'll spend more time together soon.


Kim
P.S> we are watching the Macy's parade as a family on the big screen right now:)

3 Peanuts said...

P.S. I love the turkey in your photo!!! Is that in your home?????

Kim

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Eloise,
Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope your Mom continues to do well!
Hope you and your family has a great holidsy!
Norah

tami said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Erin said...

I am so happy that your Mother is O.K.! I am so very glad that Vivian is getting some relief from the seizures. You have certainly been her champion, and spared nothing to help her condition improve! Thank you so much for your concern and best wishes for our family. I am grateful for friends like you! (P.S. I got an e-mail form Billykirk.com--- the striped bag is in! I think you have to e-mail them to order it.) Happy Thanksgiving!

Amber M. said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving! So glad to hear that your mom is doing well!! Isn't it wonderful to stop for a moment and ponder on our blessings?? We should have Thanksgiiving every wek. Pecan pie and all.

Loves!

Mary Alice said...

Happy Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday, because we pause and see all the blessings we have been granted so clearly.

Cote de Texas said...

OK = next time y'all get together - you better call me too!!! ok? promise?

and when's you birthday? mine is the 20th!!