Friday, November 23, 2012


I have been very sick. The doctor thinks I have bronchitis and we caught it early. I have spent the last week feeling guilty for not taking care of Thanksgiving like I always do. Yesterday I slept in and showered before I came downstairs. I had hoped that the warm water would wake me up and I would be miraculously cured. Not so. It was around 10:00 in the morning when I finally made it to the kitchen. The turkey was still in the sink thawing out. there were no pies made. The rolls had not been started (this alone would have sent my mother into a downward spiral of panic!). I printed out this free Thanksgiving banner a few weeks ago to hang up for our holiday decor. I never got around to hanging it.  I didn't see all of the things that weren't done though, I saw this...

My sweet family had hung my banner for me! The kitchen was spotless, as was the family room. It took me back a moment and warmed my soul. I am so very blessed!

Dinner was wonderful. It happened at 5:00, much later than usual. I slept most of the day but when I was awake I was so grateful for my family. I admit I shed a few tears yesterday. They were selfish tears because I missed Nick, Diana, Sarah, and little Lucas. It was quiet and kind of lonely at our table but we will see them all very soon. Christmas is just around the corner! (Now I am starting to panic!) To Dee, Britt, Rachel, and Richard...Thank you from my heart! I love you all!


Nancy Face said...

Awww, your family is sweet!

Feel better soon!

URFAVE5 said...

Oh Aunt Marianne! I got all teary eyed at how sick you have been and I got all teary eyed at how sweet your family is to you! You are so BLESSED and I feel so blessed to be related. Get well!

Love You,