With these cheerful flowers, my wife and I wish all of our faithful blog viewers and commenters a Happy Thanksgiving. We feel that we have so many blessings this Thanksgiving and that we are so privileged and blessed to be able to be here in St. George and preparing our Thanksgiving dinner.
- For once, neither my wife or I are facing a medical or health issue, though we both have lingering issues.
- We are thankful and grateful for all of the acts of kindness and consideration that we receive daily from so many thoughtful and generous people including:
- The dear neighbor who brings our 4 newspapers up to our doorstep each morning so I don't have to risk my neck retrieving them from our driveway.
- The lady at the grocery store who saw yesterday I was perplexed at finding something and who went and retrieved 4 cans of cranberries for me.
- The neighbors who roll our garbage cans out to the curb and back up by the garage.
- Our gardener neighbor who took care of so many problems from last year's heavy winter kill and who replanted a rose bush, several firs, and cleaned up our big evergreen in the back.
- Our other neighbors who check on us and make endless offers to help in any way.
- Our children who check on us and who have done so many things for us.
- Our kind and compassionate doctors who have encouraged us and treated us in all of our medical calamities.
- Members of our church who have done so many acts of consideration and kindness.
- My sisters and brother and my wife's sisters who have encouraged and helped us in so many ways.
I know I have left out many things and many people and their acts of kindness that we are thankful for at this time. Most of all I am thankful for my wife as we near our 62nd wedding anniversary. Despite her own pain and mobility problems, she took care of me when I returned home from the hospital after my vertigo attack. Her kindness and support have bolstered and helped me in so many ways. And I am thankful for our days together at this stage of our lives and for the light in our life that we gain from each other's companionship and support. Many of our prayers have been answered. Now we will proceed to get the turkey out of the fridge and roast it and then be grateful some more for this beautiful day and for our wonderful life. We hope your day is just as wonderful.