Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

This was a different Thanksgiving.

On the one hand, we had the joy of welcoming Elijah Bradley Cox into our family as he made his first public appearance. Everyone was so excited to get to see him, his Great Aunts Carol & Jacki were some of the first to hold him with Great Grandma Cox in the wings! It was fun to have Daniel, Maggie and Elijah come to this Thanksgiving day!

On the other hand, it was the first Thanksgiving since my Dad passed away; Thanksgiving and Christmas were some of his favorite holidays. I found that we are very much people of instilled habits as while carving the turkey, which has become my responsibility, I set both wings aside. Now to most people, that little detail would be lost but my Mom caught it. She asked my why I did that and I said I just did it because that what we do every year. That is when she reminded me that the wings were my Dad's favorite part of the turkey and we always set them aside to him to eat in the days after Thanksgiving. Old habits hang on hard.

We had a pretty good group for the dinner and some of the family were able to just stop by for a visit and coffee. My older brother & his wife was not able to be with us this year so I had to eat his part of the best pumpkin pie known to man. Wow, it was great!

Trust all of you had fun & memorable Thanksgivings as well. May we all be people that are thankful every day of our life, recognizing the blessings of God upon our lives. Remember to let the people in your life that you are thankful for know that they are a blessing to you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed my pie! oh, and you too.....

Big Bro