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A Message of Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2012

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA.  A day to stop and be thankful.  A day to celebrate a small group of people who traveled and survived in adverse conditions all in the hope of freedom to worship how they chose.  A celebration of the friendship that helped them survive.  A day of thanksgiving to God for seeing them through.   It’s an important day really but it seems to be getting more marginalized every year.  Because I’m a purest who believes we celebrate one holiday at a time my pilgrims, turkeys  and cornucopias will stay in place for one more day. Tomorrow the ornaments come out of the boxes.

Today I had intended to spend a day with my family enjoying food and fun and being grateful for all with which I have been blessed.  Unfortunately a minor stomach bug has me sidelined today so I will pack up my family and send them off to celebrate. It made me cry for a moment but in the end it’s the best thing and I’m thankful that I figured out I wasn’t feeling the best before we took off on the two-hour drive and before I exposed my extended family to any viruses. Now I will spend the day being quiet and recuperating while I am grateful for all my blessings.  In the end, I don’t think it’s bad to spend a quiet reflective day.  I think we all need to do that from time to time whether sidelined by a “bug” on a  holiday or not.

So…

To my American Friends: Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you spend it in a way that is meaningful to you and you have a great day.

 To my International Friends: Happy Thursday! I hope you spend it in a way that is meaningful to you and you have a great day.  

I am thankful for each of you with whom I have connected in some way this year.  You’ve all added a new dimension to my life.

May you be blessed today and every day!

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11 responses to “A Message of Thanksgiving

  1. Janelle says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. I agree, one holiday at a time. I hope you enjoy your quiet day.

  2. javaj240 says:

    I hope you feel better! I’m still fighting this stupid virus (on and off for two weeks now!)…. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • wedelmom says:

      Thank you. I never really felt that bad. We seem to be kicking a minor bug back and forth around our house this fall too. Stupid viruses. They are supposed to just go away aren’t they??
      My brother-in-law has Addisons Disease so any kind of stomach ailment usually means he ends up in the ER getting treatment for dehydration. I decided yesterday it was better to be safe than sorry.

  3. momshieb says:

    Hope that your day was restful, and reflective! Be well!
    And thank you for your writing, for sharing your life with us, for making us laugh when we need it!

    • wedelmom says:

      Thank you for your well wishes and your encouragement. I am back to my old ornery self today. 😉
      Hope your Thanksgiving and your “full-nest” day was wonderful!

  4. Aw, I hope you feel better!
    We’re thankful for your blog and your whacky sense of humour!!

  5. Oh man, sorry you had to miss celebrating with your family..hope you’re feeling better!

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