Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thankful

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This Thanksgiving was a very special one. For the first time in our nearly 14 years together, Steve and I were able to share the holiday with both sets of parents at our home. Hopefully the table setting was deserving of the outstanding meal Steve prepared for us, including a multitude of yummy vegetable dishes to accommodate my vegetarian lifestyle.

Despite their somewhat lackluster expressions - probably a result of being unprepared for the camera's surprise appearance  - our parents all got along beautifully and everyone had a delightful visit, even though due to various and sundry circumstances this was their first meeting ever!

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Following dinner, it was time to kick back, relax and enjoy each other's company...

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During this season of thanks, there are many things for which I'm grateful. It would be impossible to list them all, but of note, I'm thankful for:

  • The unconditional love and joy my pets bring into my life

  • My comfortable and cozy home

  • A loving family and precious friends

  • Gainful employment at a meaningful job I enjoy, working with wonderful people

  • My health, sight, hearing, and having the strength and ability to do the many activities I enjoy

  • The courage and compassion of people who rescue, protect, care for and speak out on behalf of animals

  • Having enough food to eat, warmth and shelter

  • Living in a country where things many people would view as luxuries beyond imagination are considered simple conveniences or even necessities

  • Being able to share all these things with the Love of my Life, my husband Steve

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