November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Beautiful words, aren't they? As I sit here thinking about all that makes my life blessed, I have to wonder if I show that gratitude enough to those that mean the most to me.
For Dave, my best friend. For twenty years, he has been my partner; he is the best father a kid could want, and he puts up with my bad habits and understands me. And lest I forget - he rakes an acre of leaves without too many complaints - which makes him a hero in my eyes.

For Jacob, who will always be my baby, no matter what he says. He has brought a joy to my life that I never dreamed possible. He makes me laugh, and I love that this little guy has made me a better woman.

For my brothers, even though we don't see each other often enough. My fondest childhood memories are those I share with them. Each has grown into a man I can admire and be glad to call a friend. Both have wonderful wives that I love as sisters.

For all of my girlfriends, whose part in my life makes me so happy. I am grateful for all of the fun times and the laughter, the deeper moments that come with life's challenges, and all of the inspiration and advice.

(and on a lighter note, I am grateful for my health, even if I have struggled with this stupid cough for two weeks.)

I wish all of you the happiest of Thanksgivings - may yours be full of family, friends, and moments that make your realize your blessings.

5 comments:

Lorna Arlett said...

hey girl, wishing a you wonderful thanksgiving!

deb said...

So much to be thankful for. Life is good! Happy thanksgiving to you and yours. xo

Di said...

You've got me all misty here!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING SWEET JEN!

Anonymous said...

hi jen!! i followed you over here from a post on the ki blog...hope you don't mind.:) this is a beautiful post!
wishing you and yours a happy thanksgiving and lots of luck and parking spots if you are going shopping tomorrow! :)
jackie bonette

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you are a lucky girl. :) Happy belated Thanksgiving!!!!