Sunday, November 27, 2011

Things to be Thankful for

I wondered how I would do on Thanksgiving without Elbert. I did very well, missed him, of course, but I did better than I thought I would.

Grandson Ken and his wife Bethany hosted the Thanksgiving get-together this year and I believe that made all the difference in the world. Some new people, some new additions to the menu, the event held in a new location surrounded by family and little ones. Someone besides Elbert carved the turkey and grace was done by Bethany's Dad. Just a sign that things move on, people move on and it's alright. As night approached and we headed home, I felt very blessed indeed ..........

Once home I curled up in my bed and turned on the LSU-Arkansas game. I sure wanted LSU to lose ... darn it. You see, my team (Alabama) is #2 while LSU is #1. I just wanted LSU to get knocked down a number or two. But, it didn't happen.

7 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm so glad Thanksgiving went well! It is hard during the first holidays without that person's presence. It is nice to do something just a little different, it helps. I was missing my dad, but had a great time with family (his sister and family). So thankful for a good day, and so glad it was a good day for you up until the game anyway. :)

Maple Lane said...

I'm happy to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving, although I know you miss your husband. Little children make all the holidays a little brighter. Looks like you had lots of good food. That's a wonderful photo you have shared. We watched the ball games too on tv!

rkbsnana said...

Well, we watched the game as well and was wishing LSU would lose...for entirely different reason. I am so glad your holiday was pleasant.

Dolores said...

Yea, so good to hear that Thanksgiving went well..... it sure looks like a great family get together.
So glad things were different, that does help.
Hugs

NewKidontheBlogg said...

So glad to read this, LaTane. And this is how you will get through Christmas as well. Lots of people care about you and you have special people to care about.

Hugs and prayers,
Carol

Marie said...

Beautiful, sweet post, Mom. I am so glad you did well. Everyone looks so happy! I love your new header too, by the way!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful family picture!