I am, obviously, thankful that Lisa is cancer-free now. I am thankful for a son who is rapidly growing into a (usually) polite, thoughtful and talented young man. I am thankful for a dog that, despite her growing deaf and blind, is loyal, true, and very sweet. I am thankful for a business full of people determined to set our own destiny and not be locked into a path by the economy. I am thankful for family and friends who are supportive and were prayer warriors for us this summer when I was often too tired, anxious and even bewildered to pray myself. And I am hugely thankful for God who is continually teaching me and, when I pay attention, is leading me toward the plans He has for me.
We had a pretty simple Thanksgiving Day yesterday. My parents headed out of town in the morning for a long weekend trip, their first since dad's stroke six years ago. But this is their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. Lisa's dad and step-mom are in Florida. We talked about trying to find some friends who were also without family this Thanksgiving and get together with them but instead we just celebrated with the three of us.
We kept things pretty simple but yet still had a wonderful meal yesterday. The Honeysuckle White Smoked Turkey Breast (rubbed with olive oil and seasonings) has been delicious. And it was rounded out with stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, crescent rolls, canned cranberries, and Pumpkin Cream Pie (recipe from allrecipes.com).
We rounded out the evening with Kung Fu Panda (only one dollar for five nights at Family Video!) and microwave popcorn.
In all, a good day. I hope that your family has a great Thanksgiving as well.