We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
My husband Jerry and I hosted our daughter and grandkids, her friend from Los Angeles that wasn’t able to see her family in GA, and Great Nana – our 93-year-old mother. After spending the day stuffing and roasting a turkey, baking multiple pies, having all hands on deck – mashing potatoes, creating sweet potato extravaganzas, kids making the crescent rolls, and fresh steamed green beans (hold the cream of mushroom, please!), we finally sat down and truly enjoyed each other’s company. As we do every year, we all shared what we are most grateful for.
The best moment, however, was walking my daughter and her kids to their car and my 8-year-old granddaughter turning around, and running back to me to say:
“NANA! That was the greatest Thanksgiving of my WHOOOLE life! You did so good on the turkey, and I don’t even like turkey! Thank you so much for baking us an extra pumpkin pie for us to take home – my favorite thing is pumpkin pie for breakfast! I LOVE YOU, NANA!”, and gave me such a huge exuberant hug. I turned to my husband, both of us looking rather wiped out, and said,
“THIS is why we do it.” -- TRUE STORY.
These are the “good 'ole days”. We put our efforts into creating memories for each other. As we enter the holiday season, we wish you a wonderful end of the year creating new memories for you, your family, and your friends!