Last year, I wrote out a list of things I was thankful for and I decided to do it again this year. There are so many things I am thankful for. Some seem trivial but are still so important in the everyday scheme of things. For instance, I am thankful that the lady at the fabric store checkout had a great smile for everyone even though the day had been long and stressful (it was Black Friday).
I am thankful the turkey was thawed in time.
I am thankful Elder Boy was able to make it home to spend the holiday with us.
I am thankful all the food turned out wonderfully (that makes TWO successful Thanksgiving dinners without outside help).
I am thankful I had nutmeg available when the neighbor's daughter came to ask to borrow some.
I am thankful my online business, while still going slowly, is still "in business".
I am thankful that Mr. LH, even though his hours are sometimes long and stressful, continues to thoroughly enjoy his position at the college.
I am thankful my brother was able to spend the holiday with my dad in Tennessee and that Mr. LH's parents were able to spend it with my brother-in-law and his wife in Florida. There were years we could all be together and I am thankful for those years we had.
I am thankful for our new pie tradition, Buttermilk Pecan Pie. Oh Yum! (We still make the pumpkin pie, too)
As I am every year, I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband, a man with infinite patience and an amazing tolerance for my many "projects".
I am thankful for my children, all healthy, happy - full of spontaneity and innocence and awe that reminds me day to day to "look at the world through the eyes of a child".
I am thankful my children still believe in the magic of Santa Claus (at least two of them still do).
I am thankful...