Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Chapter to be written :-)

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to all of my friends here in blog-land and the village. I have read some amazing posts on gratitude and positive attitude and blessings and hope and love and healing and truth and tradition and compassion.................

I don't have anything profound to add...........only that it is an honor and a blessing of gratitude to share this arena with each and every one of you. I am humbled by your writing skill, sharing, courage, love, gifts and talents, purpose, hopes, promises, passions, goodness, sufferings, determination, inspiration, wisdom, enlightenment, sacrifices, faith, despair, joy, and your kindness and validation of me - I am humbled beyond words.


....and although we don't "see" each other we "feel" and "know" each other quite intimately. And you all have reached out to me and have accepted my reach to you in good times and in bad - we have been there for one another laughing and crying, listening and sharing, understanding and offering............and so I picked this song for all of you this Thanksgiving..... with deep gratitude, respect, desire, and hope for us all......




As of tomorrow, Tuesday, I will be limited to computer access. With great joy we will be putting up our tree tomorrow - in preparation for our granddaughter and Skipp's son arrival on Friday. We are going to have their gifts under the tree and have a pre-Christmas celebration. Skipp is on vacation starting tomorrow and we are going to "catch up" with ourselves. :-) He is off through Saturday. So tomorrow is tree day, and I will get my Mom as she so enjoys being part of the festivities. It will be wonderful. On Wednesday we are making my 'famous stuffing'!! And preparing the buttternut squash and sweet potato dish. On Thanksgiving we are going tomy son's home in Brooklyn. He is hosting dinner this year and is serving "tur-duck-en"!!! My daughter, grandson and her fiance' are also going. I am SO excited. Skipp's son Adam and our grand daughter Alaura arrive on Friday and will be staying with us until Tuesday morning, 12/1. We plan to go to Skipp's restaurant on either the Sunday or Monday so he can show Alaura off to his staff. :-) And I am so aware that this is our chance to write a chapter of "her story".......they live in Maine so she will not spend a lot of time with us over all. This chapter will read with love, and laughter, music, and fun food, books to read, and walks, flannel pajamas, and big quilts, stuffed animals and hot chocolate, holding hands and praying at meals................... good memories. :-)

I will be back on next week some time, Until then, "Thank you" all and "Happy Thanksgiving".....













17 comments:

Wanda said...

Have a wonderful celebration with your family Gail!

Bernie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend, your plans sound absolutely wonderful and I wish you love, peace and happiness during this happy time with your family....:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Gail!
Your plans all sound so wonderful! I'm happy that you'll be getting the opportunity to spend some time with family, and especially the time spent with your husband's granddaughter. Your plans for her sound great too! And I love the idea of an early Christmas spent with them.
I hope all goes well.

My sister-in-law is cooking this year, we don't have too far to go, she lives just a few miles away. But I'll be doing another turkey dinner for my kids & their families on Sunday. We already have our tree up too (both Jayden & Mia were so excited to see it, Jayden had spent the weekend at his Dad's so it was a big surprise to him), and Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving I hope to get the rest of the house done, so when the family comes on Sunday it should be all decorated for the first Sunday in Advent.

I won't be getting on the computer too much anymore either.
I have a busy, busy December too, but I'm going to try and post about all we do. We'll see.

Much love and happiness to you, Gail!
And ENJOY!
'Thanks' for being so 'giving'!:)
I LOVED the song!
Love you,
Eileen

Diana said...

Hi Gail,
I'm so glad that we found each other and am very grateful for the times that we've gotten to know each other better. It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time with your family. I do hope you have a little alone time with your husband as well.
I will be thinking about you and wish you a very Blessed Thanksgiving.
Love Di

Teacher's Pet said...

Oh Gail...it sounds like you are going to have a fabulous week!! I'm so excited for you.
I feel that my blogging friends are among the best in the world. Thank you being such a good listener...a wonderful writer...and an inspiration.
Give your lovely Mom a kiss for me...and enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Blessings and smiles from Jackie

Finding Pam said...

I love Carole King and "You've Got a Friend." You are right in that we do share a lot with one another.
I am so glad to have met you.

May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Love and Peace,
Pam

Gail said...

DIANA
EILEEN
JACKIE
PAM
BERNIE
WANDA

thank you all for you wonderful thanksgiving wishes. And for calling me 'friend'. A true gift. :-) I love each and every one of you.

Love Gail
peace......

cinner said...

Gail you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, it really sounds great.Enjoy,enjoy,enjoy!I can not wait to hear your stories when you come back. Love to you. c

Gail said...

CINNER-

thanks - I will catch up next week

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hello Gail, read about your Mom at Bernie's post and wanted to tell you I am a prayer warrior and am adding your Mom to my list. I would love to have a visit from you when you return to your computer. Blessings to you and family for Thanksgiving.
QMM

cinner said...

Gail, I hope your Mom is feeling better. Know I am thinking of you all. Until next week. Big Hug. Don't overdo it.

TheChicGeek said...

Hi Gail :)
I am popping over to wish you a super wonderful and Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Love and Hugs to You!
Kelly

Gail said...

@KELLY-CHIC GEEK

SO GLAD TO SEE YOU AMD A HAPPY BLESSED THANKSGIVING TO YOU MY FAVORITE CALIFORNIA GIRL

@CINNER-

THANKS LOVE, YES, PRAY FOR HER AND WE WILL CATCHUP NEXT WEEK FOR SURE. I LOVE YOU.

@QUEENSMOTHERMAMAW

HOW NICE OF YOU TO COME BY AND LET ME KNOW THAT YO HAVE ADDED MY MOM TO YOUR "PRAYER WARRIOR LIST' - I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND I WILL COME AND VISIT


LOVE TO YOU ALL
GAIL
PEACE....

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

I love Carol King and love that song! My gosh, and your Thanksgiving plans sounded divine. I hope you had the best holiday ever. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself here --- I learn from you every time I read a post you've written.
Love & joy always ~ Megan

Gail said...

HI MEGAN-"JOY GIRL"-

thank you so much for your kind words. Our day was wonderful - I feel so blessed and I am humbled that my writings inspire you, I truly am.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

C. Om said...

Hi Gail,

Great to see you again! I'm glad your holidays are off to a great start.

Peace, Love, and Blessings to you and the family :-D

Gail said...

HI C OM

So nice to see you too. :-) Yes, a great start indeed. :-)


Love to you
Gail
peace....