Tuesday, November 20, 2007






.......... Just wanted to wish all you gals and guys a happy Thanksgiving... Tomorrow will be busy with cooking and getting ready for family... I seem to have taken up the mantle for family gatherings... I love to cook and do and decorate and have my family all together...However it has been many years since we were all together and that saddens my heart... I am a peace keeper but I have not been successful in mending and gathering together...

............God knows my heart and He knows that I have tried... Mom and Dad would love to see their 4 children all together laughing, talking and just enjoying the moment, but it seems that it will not happen again this year... I also have a son that has not been in my home for a holiday in 24 years now. He has three children and I have not been a part of their lives. That is a long story for another day..........

..... I have made my mistakes as we all have but some just cannot seem to understand that life is so short and family should forgive and be forgiven.

......... So to Mom and Dad I say............. I love you and I look forward to another Thanksgiving with the two of you across the table from me... To my brother Paul and sister-in-law Alpha I say, thanks for being not just family but best friends.... You are so loved........ To my son Chris I say that I am so proud of you and the accomplishments in your life and your dedication to family.............. I am truly Thankful for my family and I will take it all in and cherish the times that I am able to spend with my family.

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7 comments:

Edge of Design said...

Happy Thanksgiving Denise! I hope you enjoy your time with yor family. I am sorry to hear about your prodigal son and how it must break your heart. He is not far off from the Father and He is able to take a heart of stone and make it soft again.

Dee said...

Denise, your post made me recognize that I'm the 'peacemaker' also. Not that we have strong family strife, perse, but I'm always trying to get everyone involved, and smoothing over 'stuff' -- drives me crazy, but I do it all the time. From my childhood, I guess. I do it everywhere. I guess it's a good trait, but I carry a lot of burdens because of it. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! D

Sandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Mary said...

Denise,

I wish you and yours abundant blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you will take some photos to share with us.

Blessings,
Mary

frenchpoodle said...

Denise, I found your blogsite while visiting edge of design and wanted to say, never underestimate what God can do in restoring your family members. My daughter and I were not a part of each other's life after her marriage and I missed the birth of all her four children as well as being estranged from my birth mother for many years. God has restored our relationships and this weekend I go to lay my dear mother to rest with joy in my heart that our relationship was mended several years ago. She was 83. God is good!

Edge of Design said...

Denise, You would love my friend "frenchpoodle104". She has a very sweet heart. Her husband is my first Sensei and they are as sweet and genuine, as real and sincere of folks as you could ever meet.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Happy Thanksgiving...

You are such a blessing...

Connie