Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day of thanks!

I wish this could be me today bringing my mother a bouquet of pretty mums. She always loved them. But instead, I will close my eyes and think about her today ~ Thanksgiving Day! I am thinking of those things I am thankful for and there are many. I decided to dedicate this post to something I continue to be thankful for each and every day ~ my mother. She is a wonderful friend to me as well as a guiding light as a mother. I am glad that even though I am not really into many modern things of this day and age, the computer gives me the chance to be in contact with my mother every day at the click of a button. We no longer feel we are an ocean apart when we can talk to each other daily and share little things. Perhaps today, you can take a moment to contact someone in your family or a dear friend that you are thankful for...

Meet Mr. Turkey! He was a gift made for me by my very dear aunt. She passed away a couple of years ago but this little fellow she created spends each Thanksgiving with us. He looks over our dinner table and sheds a tear for his long lost cousin on our table. *grins* That is if I get to the grocery store to buy our turkey. We can buy a turkey breast here so I don't have to wait hours for it to roast. I am breaking tradition and not having pie for dessert. I really feel like having warm tapioca which gives me a feeling of home. My little brother and I would dance and sing the tapioca song when my mother made it for us. I decided that it was the perfect way to close off our Thanksgiving meal this year.

I wish you all a warm and happy Thanksgiving Day!

14 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Kimx

Carolien said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Heidi, and eet smakelijk!

Hugs, Carolien

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Regina said...

Dear Heidi
I wish you and your husband a very
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hugs,Regina

Nancy said...

YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOUR MOTHER CRY ON THANKSGIVING. I am very thankful for you also and your brothers. What would I do without you. Now my beautiful extended family thanks to Fawn. We have beautiful girls, their husbands and children. Mitch called me from Iraq today. What a treat.
Enjoy your turkey and know you are missed very much here today and everyday.
Hugs and Kisses, Mom

Anonymous said...

TAPIOCA!!!!! TAPIOCA!!!!! I WANT SOME TAPIOCA!!!!!

Eric

the homely year said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Technology is wonderful for helping us to keep in touch with family and friends, isn't it?
Margaret and Noreen

Janneke said...

Dear Heidie and Jos,
A very happy thanksgiving from us to you !! We do not have much experience with this festive day ofcourse, but it is right to give it a thought; about all the things we can be grateful for, isn't ?
By the way i like your plate on the picture at the top !
Hugs, Janneke.

Lilysmom said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We were thinking about you in the states!

shirley said...

Heidi,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I love your blog and happy you invited me to look in(LLL) at your wonderful family and your talented decorations.

Your rooms are so special and I love your colors. Read the comment from your mom too! So sweet to have such a wonderful relationship. Enjoy all the left overs.
Shirley

Mary said...

You are so right about your mom - even though we've yet to meet in person I know what a special lady she is. (Nancy, don't cry - enjoy being loved and admired).

Your day sounded like a nice time Heidi and it is great that you and mom can be in contact daily. When I came to the US so long ago, I missed contact with my family, especially mother. It cost $25 for a 3-min. phone call then, that was such a lot of money - and included the sounds of the ocean where the transatlantic cable lay - well at least that's what I thought I heard!!! We only called on birthdays and holidays - wrote weekly letters though for many years. How times have changed - how small this world has become. I still like the old ways though - guess we're just a couple of old-fashioned romantics, ha! ha!

The Dutchess said...

Beautiful post, a happy day to you too...fijne dag,and enjoy!

Wild Rose said...

Belated Thanksgiving greetings Heidi.

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. It is so hard to be far from loved ones at holiday times...

Marie x

Kristen said...

beautiful as usual Aunt Heidi!!! ;) I too LOVE tapioca!! YUMMMMM..... It is amazing what we can do with computers now! What a blessing!