Measurement of a truly rich life is not attained from inanimate objects, expensive trinkets, career success or position in the community. Riches are made out of flesh and blood, hearts that pulse and souls that faithfully surround you with love.
So on this Thanksgiving I would like to take the liberty to express my thankfulness for each of my blessings and to God for providing every one of them. I am truly blessed.
For faith in my generous, loving God Who sees me through every challenge and joy, providing all that I need and always in His perfect timing.
For my daughters Katie and Megan, who have taught me how to be a mother, who love and encourage me and make my heart gush with pride at the women they’ve become. They are the reason why my life has meaning.
For my wonderful brother Ken, a kind and generous soul, who is always there for me, going over and above the threshold of true giving and caring.
For my sons-in-law to be Blake and Matt – there are no finer gentlemen and husbands for my daughters then them.
For my dear Aunt Joan who is my hero, showering me with love and kindness, and demonstrating how to live your life your way.
For so many friends who push me through to the next day with their love and encouragement.
For my band of pets who take turns providing laughter and entertainment in this three-ring circus called my life.
For food to eat, clothes to wear and a safe, warm place to live.
For the opportunity to serve others who need a hand up.
For the gift of spending time with my family on this special day.
For holding close in my heart those who live too far to be with me.
For those who have passed…Mom and Dad who raised me to be a woman with a soft heart and a strong will. Aunt Vi, my generous godmother, who always kept me laughing, toasting every Thanksgiving Day with a pretty strong egg nog and gravy so thick it ate like a meal. Mr. Murphy, my mentor and lifelong friend – always and forever in my heart. For Bob who treated me like a daughter from the very start. My grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who will never be forgotten.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!