Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving....bitter sweet

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. I am so thankful for a God that loves me and gives me all the grace I need. I am thankful for my husband Mark who loves me and has been filling love tank. I am thankful for my boys Marcus and Zachery who have been showering me with extra hugs and kisses. I am thankful for Marks family who invited us down to spend the day with them....that means I did not have to cook. Which was good since my oven is still not working.
This is Momma Betty, Angela and Kimmie's mom, who did all the cooking! Look at this spread! We had two turkeys, two hams, corn bread dressing, mac and cheese, rice dressing, potato salad, corn, green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread rolls. It was all yummy, and I even tried and liked the rice dressing. She didn't tell me what was in it!
We also celebrated Angela's baby's B-day. She turned 1! It was fun to watch her have fun with the little cake that ended up all over her face and hands.
This was at the end of the evening before we all left to go back to our homes. This is Kimmie, Mark, Dad, and Angela. Angela drove 2 hours each way in the am to pick up her dad so he would not be alone for Thanksgiving. His wife was in a coma in the nursing home. We thank the Lord he was with us all this day because Jesus decided this was the day to take his wife to her eternal home. We are SSOO thankful that he was not at home alone when he got the call, with no one to hug and comfort him. Kimmie made the drive to take him back home, she was tired, but a trooper!
Auntie Kimmie loving on her little nieces.
We are so blessed to have our families and be able to visit with them. We were reminded how important our family is to us and now we cant wait to see everyone in Cal for Christmas. Only 3 more weeks!!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Wow- what blessings! I'm so glad everyone was together, and you guys had a huge family Thanksgiving. I am thankful you had mac n' cheese- that would have been all I ate-forget turkey, there's mac n cheese! Mmm... :)