Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I will gather with some of the family to eat too much, play with the little ones, chat with the adults and wish I had my sweetie with me. I can see him now, standing at the head of the table carving the turkey, then he'd say grace and we'd eat until we couldn't move. That man did love to eat.

Some of the things for which I am thankful for this year

60 years of marriage to a wonderful man

A loving family

God's loving care always

Good health


Shelter, food and all I need to live each day

Sweet memories

So many blessings that appeared through the fog of grief and sadness.

I hope that each of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.


NewKidontheBlogg said...

60 years with your sweetheart and wonderful memories. Wonderful post. Glad you can be with family.

The ultimate gift you gave your late husband was to be the one who became a widow so he didn't have to be left alone. I have started to realize I need to take better care of my health so I can also give that gift to my Alzheimer's husband and be his ABLE caregiver to the end like you were.

Thankful for inspiring women such as yourself.


Stacey said...

Memories are such wonderful, powerful things. 60 years,wow, what a true blessing! I pray that you and your family have a wonderful day, filled with special memories, old ones to enjoy and new ones to make. Thank you for being a blessing! So thankful for my blogger friends! God bless! Happy Thanksgiving!

Susannah said...

Hello Latane. You are a peach! I have learned so many things from you. You always see the bright side of everything. I am wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. May God be with you.


Peggy said...

Hi Latane,I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family and Elbert will be there with you because loved ones live on in our memories especially when we get together and remember them with love and thanks for their lives and how they touched us.

Other Mother said...

You were in my thoughts and prayers on Wednesday and Thursday, especially. You, another dear friend who lost their 24 year old son, and one who lost their infant. My heart goes out to all of you who are beginning anew, with loss. God bless,

Marie said...

Oh, Mom, what a sweet and poignant post! I hope you had a wonderful day though bittersweet...I miss you! Will email tomorrow, and call soon too. Dad gave us so much of himself...we all have such precious memories!