Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am hoping all my family and friends have the best Thanksgiving ever.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't stop and give thanks to God for all the wonderful blessings that have been stowed upon me.
This year we were saddened by the absence of Scott's father.  We had spent every holiday with him and we missed his warm smile.  We are comforted  knowing that he is not suffering and is no longer in pain!!!

Years ago when I was a little girl growing up in Long Island, my girlfriends and I would sit and dream about our futures.  We would imagine what our husbands would look like, how many kids we would have, and what their names would be.  I couldn't wait to be a  Mom.  I  couldn't wait to have babies.  I  loved being pregnant.  And I love being a Mom.  So much, in fact , that 17 years after my last child was born, I became a Mom again.  And I have enjoyed every  minute of it.  I am lucky.  All my children, even the ones not living home, live with in 4 miles of me.  I get to see them a lot.  But on Thanksgiving my heart always fills with joy as we meet at Scott's brothers and we are altogether.  And to have Paul and Jenn there as husband and wife, it made this Mama proud!!!!

Scott, Sierra and I started out the day with a wonderful walk down along the Hudson River.  It was a beautiful November day, bright sunshine, crisp temperatures, and no breeze.The mountains stood out against the sharp blue sky.  The only thing to  mar the moment was the fact that my camera battery died and I had not brought the other, charged battery.  I did get a few shots but not as many as I would have liked.  We then stopped at m y brother's house, but he also had decided to go and take a walk.  We came home and I called my sister who lives in Maryland.  She is actually in Florida and enjoying some relaxing time there.  I so miss having her closer for the holidays...but she surprised me with the news that they will be up this way for  Christmas!!!!!

We went to Scott's brothers and had a most delicious meal...oh my did we eat....and eat...and eat.  I try to remember though, the many children and adults in our world who are going hungry this  Thanksgiving.
 I know how fortunate we are that during this difficult economic time that we both have decent jobs And we have much family time.  Scott and I both work full time jobs but we both pull in the driveway together at 3:35.  We both get done at 3:30 and each of us work with in one mile of our jobs.  We have lots of time to spend together and have some time for ourselves too.
So I extend a Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and I hope your lives are as blessed as mine!!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Kathie!


  2. Happy Thanksgiving Kathie! So glad all your kids were able to be with you.

  3. Glad you had a wonderful holiday...we had a great day too. We have so much to be thankful for. I found myself thinking about our China trip and Lauren's biological parents on Thanksgiving. I can't imagine what her bio mom went through to let her go, but I am so thankful that she was placed in my arms. I'm so thankful to be a mommy, and you have been blessed four times over!

  4. As I write this we are well past Thanksgiving. But I see in this post that you seem to live in my neck of the woods. I am in NJ in Monmouth County (by Sandy Hook basically). You responded to my RQ post about my dog and bringing home our daughter from China . Thank you!! ;)