Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is really my favorite holiday. I suppose I could thank my father for this, since he has always been an advocate for the United States and thanking the country that did so many things to enhance his life.

I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday where families get together, eat all day long, watch tv, gossip, fight, and eat some more.

This year, I have taken the task of hosting Thanksgiving at my house. I hope I don't let anyone down with my lack of knowledge on Thanksgiving hosting, or any type of hosting, for that matter. But do know that I'm trying my best.

Since I have offered to host Thanksgiving, it's something I have been thinking about for many weeks now (menu planning, distributing jobs, buying groceries). But I have also been thinking about the things I am most thankful for in my life.


I don't know if I am going to be able to post this on the actual day of Thanksgiving, since my parents are arriving tonight and the rest of the week is full of activities.

And so, I present some things I am thankful for:

  • My husband - before him, I really didn't know how happy I could really be. In all it's cheesiness, he is a great addition to my life. And I really don't know how I would function in this world without him.
  • My family, both blood and in-law - despite the craziness of both sets of families, I am grateful that I have them. My side: for teaching me values, for giving me everything they never had, for allowing me to be independent, for supporting me, and for sticking by me always (or, eventually coming around) whenever I made decisions that they didn't necessarily agree with. My in-laws: for accepting me as one of their own, for learning with me, and for making me feel the warmth of family when my own is miles away.
  • My good friends - for sticking by me through the best and worst. It's a blessing to have friends that will drop everything if you need them. It's also a blessing to have friends that you can drop everything if they need you.

I could be thankful for the material things in my life: my car, house, clothes, etc, but that's not really what this is about, is it?

Happy Thanksgiving to all - I hope you find things in your life that you are thankful for.

6 comments:

Freckle Face Girl said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! Nothing beats family gathers, 2 days off, & lots of yummy food.

I'm sure your hosting skills are great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Gary said...

I'm sure that everything will be great. Especially if you didn't forget to thaw out the turkey on time. Have a wonderful hoilday.

Alto2 said...

Another NaBloPoMo'er here stopping by to post a comment daily on someone else's blog. I had a rough day, and your Thanksgiving post made me stop and count my blessings. Happy Turkey! This is the first year I'm not cooking for a crowd (see my blog), so baste that bird once more for me.

acb said...

Hola, Annie -
I hope your Thanksgiving went as smoothly as you hoped it would. Was meaning to give you a ring this w/e, but was sick as usual, amongst other things.
Hugs to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

MOM IN LAW LOVES U 2

Annie said...

All - thank you for the well wishes. I hope your holiday was a blast too.

Alto2 - thanks for stopping by!