November 26, 2004


Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Up until the past 9 years. I have to tell you, the holidays can be a very lonely time.

But this year is different. This year, I'm home with my family around me. Some of my most favorite people. My nieces and nephew stopped by yesterday to visit and have promised to come back today. Tomorrow I'll be with all of my Aunts and Uncles, most of my cousins and their families. Lots of food and plenty of music and laughter.

Then I'm bringing Mama home with me for a month. My sister and one of her daughters are coming the day after Christmas to spend a few days.

I'm so grateful.

I have a family like no other. Steeped in tradition, our time together is always special.

I have some of the best friends anyone could ask for. Some, I've never met. But I still count them as friends.

I wish you could read some of the emails I've gotten this week. Wishing me safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanking me for blogging! Thanking ME. I need to be thanking all of you. What a gift you give me every time you stop by. You'll never really know, but I'm so very grateful for each and every one of you.

I don't talk about it a lot, but I am a very spiritual person. Lover of tradition and believer of love. That's what Thanksgiving is to me. I'm thankful every day, but this weekend is a time that I make a special effort to let people and the Good Lord know how grateful I am.

So let me take this opportunity to say (again) how much I appreciate each and every one of you. What you add to my life is an unexpected joy. Thank you for your comments and your emails. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, your support and encouragement.

I am such a lucky girl. I am so blessed.

Posted by Tammi at November 26, 2004 10:39 AM

I'm glad you made it there safely.

Posted by: _Jon at November 27, 2004 06:23 PM

Happy belated turkey day hun! Thanks for all the awesome support that you have given me!

Posted by: Sean at November 29, 2004 05:33 AM