Thanks Giving : LUSENET : FRL friends : One Thread

I see that I have many things to give thanks for again this year:

a 21 (almost 22) year marriage to a man who loves me dearly and is committed to making said marriage a roaring success;

4 children in perfect physical health-with all of whom I enjoy a good relationship;

a mother-in-law who excels in minding her own business and never criticizing me (despite living with messy ole me);

friends, both online and real time, on whom I can depend for a laugh, an honest word, and a sharp dose of reality;

a 'new' home that suits me to a tee (can I never move again, please>?!)

Of course, all these things are either material or temporal but the eternal is what I'm most thankful for: the love of Christ for me despite my lack of worthiness. For this I am most humbled and grateful. May all my FRLian friends know this same thankfulness at this time of the year.

-- LindaMc (, November 21, 2001


Is today Thanksgiving down there? I thought it was next week. Y'all are so slow! ;-)

I'm thankful to have "met" you all. I'm thankful for the stories you tell, the pain and joys we share and the friends you are. I'm thankful for family; for plenty of food, clean water, clothes, and heat in the cold; for education and jobs; and for all God's gifts to me (too many to count, too great to repay).

If your Thanksgiving day is next week... I pray it will be a happy one for each of you (or that it is, if it's today), that you and your families will travel safely and that your joys are doubled in the sharing.

-- Tricia teh Canuck (, November 22, 2001.

Yes, Tricia, it's today. We're not slow, you Canuckians just have to celebrate early before the winter sets in. :-)

I'm thankful for SO many things. I'll just mention the most recent. My dad suffered three mini-strokes this past Friday/Saturday. On Monday his heart rate was only 30 beats per minute, and we were very worried. With a great doctor and lots of prayer, he made a rapid recovery. They released him from the hospital yesterday and he will get to spend Thanksgiving with all of us.

Thanks for starting this thread, Linda, and Happy Thanksgiving to all FRLians!

-- Gayla (, November 22, 2001.

Happy Thanksgiving FRLians! We Michaels' have so much to be thankful for also. In addition to all of the many things I am thankful for this year, I got a call yesterday from a dear friend who used to work at the twin towers, and who would have been there on 9-11 if not for a last minute business trip to Florida. Being thankful has some extra meaning for us all this year.

I guess none of us have to look very hard to find something to be thankful for. And as the months go by, we come here to our FRL to be with each other. Sometimes to laugh, sometimes for a shoulder to cry on, but always we come in the Spirit of FRLian friendship, and each of us write our share of "thank you's" to each other throughout the year. We are a thankful bunch.

Well, back to helping Marie now. This is the only day of the year she allows me to go into her kitchen, with adult supervision naturally :-)

-- (, November 22, 2001.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-- helen (forty@folks.on.the.way), November 22, 2001.

Yes, Tricia, it is Thanksgiving Day here. And it is a week earlier than you might expect. Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of November, and this year it arrived as early as possible. I nearly missed it myself.

And yes, we certainly have many, many, blessings to be thankful for. And they would include having friends who will let me end a sentence with a preposition without chastising me for it.

This year has brought both great joys and deep sorrows for many of us, and, regardless of the situation, I feel a deep sense of being greatly blessed, even when I might choose different circumstances.

You all have a great day of giving thanks with your families. And, try that cranberry pie recipe that was posted over on TB. It is *magnificent.*


-- gene (, November 22, 2001.

Does anybody want a couple of turkey sandwhiches?

Maybe help Helen empty a few chicken fillets? (Check with her, she's drowning in chicks.)

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (, November 23, 2001.

I am thankful for my husband who loves me very much. And for all of you here who accept me.

-- LL (, November 24, 2001.

Robert, if we wanted to EAT the chicks, do ya think I'd be trying to find homes for all of them? Do you know how hard it is to hide that many little eyes? I think some of them saw it! They're building a little fort in the bathroom!

-- helen (, November 24, 2001.

LOL, Helen! Does this mean you're gonna join Old Git in the vegetarian lifestyle? :-D

-- Tricia the Canuck (, November 24, 2001.

Thankful for family and home, pets, friends and relatives that all remain alive and well thru this year! Hope you all had a pleasurable thanksgiving.

-- kritter (k@a.n), November 24, 2001.

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