“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Thursday, November 26, 2009

♥Happy Thanksgiving♥ The blessings closest to the ♥ are the most precious

Spent the afternoon at my son's home with his brother and all of the children. The sweetheart reading is my oldest grandson, Joseph. Wish I could do this every day and not just on special occasions.
  1. Rocking my youngest grandson. Sammy is two but he will still let me rock him to sleep. His home is about 7.5 hours away so my time with him is precious - just as precious as Sam is to my ♥
  2. Touching all of my grandchildren. It's not often that all seven of those cutie pies are in the same room. It was like love overload for this grandmother to be able to touch and hug any of them whenever the mood hit me and believe me - it hit me a lot.
  3. Watching my two sons talk cars, computers, Jeff's new job. A long time ago I gave birth to two sons and those two sons gave me six grandsons and one little girl. I am blessed beyond belief.
  4. Listening to my daughters-in-law giggle and talk in the kitchen as they baked pies and prepared the yeast to add to the other ingredients assembled to make rolls for tomorrow's feast.
  5. Listening to the voice of a very girly-girl who is five and watching all the drama she interjects into her stories. My only grand-daughter is all girl. She loves to talk and when she talks she gestures with her hands and acts out everything she is telling you in her story. She is a treat that keeps on giving.

    I'm taking part in an exercise during the month of November to list the blessings that encourage us give thanks. Take a peek on my sidebar. There are a couple of buttons that will take you to the blogs that are sponsoring this event. Believe me - when you do this, it really puts life into a more clear perspective.


    Claus said...

    Family is the most wonderful thing in the world, and something to be eternally grateful for. It's wonderful to sit, look around and see them happy, isn't it? Happy Thanksgiving Mimi!

    Protege said...

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.;) But with your beautiful mindset and your kind heart and soul I am sure it will be lovely,

    Tiffany said...

    Mimi- Thank you for your sweet comments over at my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. So much for us to be thankful for :) God Bless you and yours!

    Peggy said...

    Ohhh sweet blessings Mimi!!! What a beautiful, wonderful THANKFUL day with family! I have so enjoyed the Challenge and the times I've been able to come & sit awhile & read your delightful heart of giving THANKS! You do so...so vividly! Powerful words of FAMILY & the importance of each one to you!!! I pray you time continues & the memories last forever.

    Thank you for your visit & words this day once more, spurring me on to visit! I'm thankful for having met you through this challenge!

    May our LORD bless you as you have blessed others! May His hand be upon your family today & always!
    Happy Thanksgiving Mimi!

    Anonymous said...

    :) I love reading about the joy and love you have for the kids and kids' kids. It's wonderful. Get and give as many hugs as you can while they are there! :Jenn

    Anonymous said...

    I have with with family all day to day and what a glorious time. It was a pleasure to not have to hurry and scurry to cook for today. My daughters are taking over. I have,as you know,been doing the gratitude challenge and found it most rewarding. I have also been highlighting all my followers in celebration of my birthday month. You are up tomorrow. Stop by for a visit.

    storyteller said...

    Lovely post ;-)
    Hoping your Thanksgiving Day was filled with family togetherness and joy!
    Hugs and blessings,

    Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

    Yes, being with family is what it's all about! Enjoy your many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

    kath001 said...

    That's the kind of day we had too. Absolutely the best!

    So glad yours was filled with joy. Continued blessings to you and yours.

    Marsha's Mpressions said...

    What sweet children. Enjoy the season!

    KD said...

    Mimi, thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog. You are such an encouragement. I loved your list today. The children..so precious. I am hoping someday to have the grand-babies, but at 19 and 24, neither the girls (nor me) are in a hurry! :D