Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Thanksgiving That Wasn't








I hope all of my wonderful followers had a splendid Thanksgiving! We were unable to get together with our family because of being ill and contagious, so I will tell you about our Thanksgiving that wasn't. For something that wasn't, it was pretty good!! We had all planned to go to the Chinese Orphanage program at a local church Wednesday evening. Son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter all went and these are the pictures they took. They dressed Anne in her Chinese dress and had a wonderfully touching evening with beautiful children and music. I enjoyed seeing what I missed. While they were there without us, a friend dropped by and gave us these beautiful flowers and fruit basket!! Then today, more friends called and prayed for us over the phone. Our son came by and dropped off two plates of their home cooked Thanksgiving meal, so yummy! Thank you to my wonderful daughter-in-law, Melissa!!! Then at the end of the day, our little granddaughter called to tell us she missed and loved us. Like I said, for something that never happened, this was a pretty good Thanksgiving!!


"...giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Colossians 1:12

27 comments:

Karin said...

It's wonderful that you can have that perspective - giving thanks in everything! Blessings1

Doris Sturm said...

Having food delivered isn't bad, because there are no dishes to clean. (my least favorite household chore)

I wish you a wonderful rest of the week. God bless us, one and all!

reanaclaire said...

just look at her!! she is so adorable.. yes, each day is a thanksgiving.. give thanks with a grateful heart..

eugene said...

Be thankful day in and day out ya.

have a wonderful thanksgiving and god bless

pam said...

A good day in spite of....cute granddaughter!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving Ginny, hope you and Phil are starting to feel better.

Anne Marie looks so cute in her Chinese dress.

kanak7 said...

So happy for you Ginny! Even if it wasn't it was still good! Thanks for sharing these pictures. Your granddaughter is a doll!!

Get well soon!

Bobbi said...

I love your positive attitude!!! What a caring family you have, to bring you dinner. Your granddaughter is precious beyond words! I'm praying that you are feeling better, you and your husband. Glad to see you made the most of your Thanksgiving day.

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Looks soooo good! Next year I'm comin' to your house. :))

From the Kitchen said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you and Phil are so ill. Even though I know you were disappointed not to do everything as planned, you sound upbeat and accepting and enjoying what you can--I love that attitude in you.

I hope that by now the medications have started working their magic for you.

Anne Marie is very beautiful in her red dress. What a joy!

Take care.

Best,
Bonnie

hip-chick said...

I am glad that you were able to realize at least that you have folks who love you and think about you even when you are not there. I hope you are both feeling better very soon.

Sandra said...

she looks so adorable in that red dress, and what a smile. sorry you missed the program but happy you had a good day at home with flowers and food and phone calls galore. you had lots to be thankful for while you were not having thanksgiving. ha ha
who got the drumstick? the plates look delish. i would dive on the biscuits first.

Stephanie V said...

You are one of the most positive people I know, Ginny. You have a wonderful family who treasure you both. That's plenty to be thankful for. Hope you're better soon.

George said...

It sounds as if your Thanksgiving That Wasn't Turned out to be pretty good, even if you couldn't be with your family. The nicest thing is that you know how many of us care about you and are praying for you. Hopefully soon both of you will be well and can get out and about again.

Annie said...

I'm sorry you didn't get out but I loved reading your post and the upbeat and loving attention you brought to all of our dinner tables. Hope you are feeling better soon. I vote for a post-Thanksgiving gathering.

Love
Annie

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, God has blessed you richly and you are appropriately thankful! I am praying for your complete recovery. Have a super nice and restful Friday!

From the Kitchen said...

Ginny: The basket of ornaments is just sitting on a chair in the dining room. The color on the walls is the true color. You can't quite see it in the photos of the room.

Hope you are feeling better.

Best,
Bonnie

Lady Jane said...

I saw your site on Mildreds and thought I would stop by. You have a wonderful loving blog and I am sorry you were ill on Thanksgiving but it sounds like it all went well anyway. Your little granddaughter is precious. I am glad I stopped by. Blessings, Lady Jane
ps one of my blogs is a mini blog and your granddaughter may enjoy seeing the dolls. I dont sell anything it is strictly for fun.

Remington said...

Hope you are feeling better. We didn't get to go to our families either but that was because of icy roads and lots of snow! We still had fun, though!

Ruthi said...

Oh Ginny... am so sorry to hear about your thanksgiving. if it is any consolation to you... i also had a thanksgiving that wasn't.

I went to see the doctor day before TD and had my butt taken care of. The pain pill made me dizzy and nauseous so I wasn't able to eat at all and just stayed in bed while the rest of my family enjoyed the meal.

Stuff could always be worse said...

It does look like a wonderful Thanksgiving, that wasn't...
kim

Ruth said...

Sounds like it turned out to be a pretty good Thanksgiving,anyway.
God has His angels all over.
Blessings,Ruth

Velvet Over Steel said...

Sorry you both weren't feeling well & all. However, it sure sounds like the best 'Thanksgiving' that wasn't! :-)

Your granddaughter is Beautiful!! And Yes, you daughter-in-law is very sweet to pack up that meal for you guys! Sounds like you have Wonderful friends and a Great church family too!!

Hope you are feeling 100% very soon!!
Blessings & Many Hugs,
Coreen

srp said...

That looks like a great dinner indeed. We went out but of course that means no left-overs. Sometimes the left-overs are the best part!

Stacey Dawn said...

So sorry you are sick - but glad you had a great Thanksgiving that almost wasn't!! ;o)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ahh..well that was a special never happened! Those pictures are adorable!! Love Anne in her little dress- glad you didn't miss everything! What a sweet phone call! Hope you get better soon!
Hey..I really like your header! I had to open your page back up from here to look at the photos some more. I love the sun and the rest of the story about the bakery-

Fred Alton said...

So sorry to learn that you two have been sick. Hopefully there is marked improvement by now. You've had the best medicine - That is prayer - so I'm expecting to hear better reports soon. What wonderful gestures of love were shown by your family bringing those beautiful plates of food to your home. It reminded me of a saying you probably heard by now - "You can give without loving - but you cannot love without giving!" You and Phil are obviously loved.