Wednesday, November 21, 2018


My husband said the other day, "This year has been the best year."

He is right.

So many big events happened this year for which I am grateful. My husband and I were able to retire from our jobs. We took an amazing trip to Europe. We celebrated forty years of marriage. We have a new grand baby on the way....

There are many other things I'm thankful for, too.

My great-nephew, Oliver, born at 25 weeks, weighing less than two pounds, 
came home after five months in the hospital and is thriving.

Our nephew came back from surgery to pitch in the World Series this year.

I get to enjoy the company of my almost-92-year-old dad, 
who still has his Navy uniform from 1945, 
and he, like it, is in mint condition.

Texas has gotten back on its feet after Hurricane Harvey.

My dislocated thumb has healed after I took a fall last spring.

I am filled with happiness when I think about my two wonderful sons, 
my two wonderful daughters-in-law, 
my wonderful granddaughter, and my wonderful grandson that's on the way..

Friends make life a rich experience.
I'm thankful for you all.

I'm thankful for my husband who, after forty years of marriage, 
can still surprise me and make me laugh.

For all of these things and many more I haven't listed, 
I am thankful.

What are you thankful for this year?


  1. Wow, you have had a fantastic year - so much to be thankful for :-) I hope 2019 treats you just as well, if not better.

  2. It does look like you have much to be thankful for. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  3. Yes you do have a lot to be Thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to celibrate with a nice like mine Breakfast tomorrow

  4. What a joyful post, Deb! Love it! So happy for all the things you are thankful for. Truly. Blessings on you and your family as you celebrate not only the Thanksgiving season, but the most joyful season to come.

  5. This post makes me smile! You have had an amazing year, filled with fun, adventure and lots of blessings. Happy Thanksgiving, Deb.

  6. What a wonderful post! Makes me smile as a read all the things you are Thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving, Deb!

  7. very warm post. all the best to you Deb.

  8. We all really our own ways :)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    - Lisa

  9. What a wonderful post; you have had a great year! This year I am thankful for so much, but mostly my daughter whom I got to see over Thanksgiving. She's come out of the teenage stage and is in a "I'm away at college and love my mom a whole lot" stage, which is so much fun!

  10. I love this post so much. So glad Oliver is thriving! So glad your hand healed. That looked very painful.


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