Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Time To Be Thankful

We are back at home after 12 days in Arkansas. Still recovering, sign of age I guess…lol. We had a wonderful time; Eden is getting so big and so vocal. She is a mess. I still have to get my pictures developed. I do have a digital, but it does not do a real good job inside, so I used my 35mm instead.

Bless her heart she was sick when we got there. She was not able to go back to daycare until Tuesday. She was running a high fever on Friday, so her mommy stayed home too, but Granny and Pappo kept her on Monday. Personally, I think it is a ploy…she was sick the last time we were there too. I think she just wanted to stay with Granny. We will put it to the test in December, when we go back. No, she was sick…I think.

We had Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday at our house at Appleton. The kids came and my second kid Leslie was there. Unfortunately, Cain was not there, he was at his mom’s, but we did get to spend some time with him. We had such a good time.

This time always reminds us of why we are Thankful. So let me share with you why I am thankful this year.

I Am Thankful For…

…my husband, my best friend, my soul mate, Stan. He has added so much to my life. I love him with all my heart. I love the way he loves my kids and my grandkids. That means so much to me.

…my daughter, she is also my best friend. We have been through a lot together. She understands me like no one else does.

…my grandbaby, Eden. Wow…she has come so far, she is so strong, and has overcome so many hurdles. She totally amazes me everyday!

…my grandson Cain. He is so soft spoken, but full of life. I love to hear “Grandma Mel.”

…even my son-in-law, Clint. He makes my daughter happy, and that makes me happy. He is a good person and has a heart of gold, but don’t tell anyone, it would ruin his reputation.

…Stan’s niece Patt. She lives with us, and without her I would not have as much free time to enjoy my life with my hubby. She makes my life easy and has become a very good friend.

…and his family. Most of them have welcomed me with open arms, and for that I am thankful.

…for a mom and dad that loved me, they may not of said it as often as they should have, but I knew they did. I have a lot of good memories.

…for my family and friends that I have not mentioned here. You know who you are and I love you…all of you!

But most of all, I am thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves us, like no one else can. Even when we mess up, He still loves us!

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” 1 John 2: 1 - 3


  1. Hi, Nel! I'm going to see my only grandchild in Texas at Christmas...can't wait! He's almost two years old, and his name is Payton. I never knew how much you could love a grandchild...amazing! May you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

  2. I'm glad to hear you got to spend Thanksgiving with Janice and her family, I'm sure she enjoyed it as well. I do enjoy reading your blog, I like to take pics also, although I'm not very good at it. May God bless you and your family!