Thursday, November 25, 2010

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

We had the best Thanksgiving this year. I didn’t cook a turkey, bake a pie or candy a single yam. There was no linen, china or crystal on our table. The fireplace had no fire, the wine remained in the cabinet and no family or friends showed up at our door. It would have been a shame if they had because we weren’t home.







We left at nine this morning and headed over to the City Rescue Mission where our girl Amy had signed us up to have Thanksgiving dinner with the homeless. We arrived at ten, decorated the table that had been reserved for our family and then waited for our four guests to arrive.



Miranda, Cavan, Amy and Hannah waiting for our guests



Our girls, Bel and Hannah getting excited



Nona and Hannah discussing seating arrangements



Finally, Bob and Bel saw our guests arriving


Meeting Laura and her family was absolutely lovely. They are wonderful people and we look forward to seeing them again sometime soon.




We also met Jeff. He and my husband Bob spent the entire three hours they were together talking military. Jeff is ex-Navy and with two of our sons in the military, that gave Bob all the incentive he needed to talk for hours.



Hannah was yelling for more pie for Jeff. She kept giving him hugs and I think it broke his heart a little.



Tonight, I am thankful ~



For friends and family that love and support me.



For food and clothes and a home.



For our jobs and the money they provide.



For having more than I need or deserve.



Life is good and I am thankful.



~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

20 comments:

Blasé said...

Time well worth spent.

noexcuses said...

What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving! You are an inspiration to us all!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Thanks awesome! And I love your home.

Happy Thanksgiving! : )

Two Shades of Pink said...

the best Thanksgiving EVER!

Parsley said...

Nice! I thought about you in your outreach hoping that it went well. Looks like it did.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Deborah said...

Marla, you are a woman who does rather than just talks. Huge kudos to you and your family. I love this!

BTW - I'm loving your shorter hair. Beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

woot. so glad you had a great thanskgiving!

TechnoBabe said...

Your heart is big enough to show love to all of us. I so like it that you are wise enough to truly be thankful for what you have and not look down on those with so much less. You are a dear woman.

Matty said...

God bless all of you for helping out.

Glen said...

and you feel good about stealing the homeless people's food do you? Those poor buggers didn't even get stuffing thanks to you lot steaming in first and pinching it!

I'm joking of course.

For working out the true meaning of your special day... I salute you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Mommy Lisa said...

cool....

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

just awesome! thanks for sharing.

Okie Book Woman said...

Wonderful! That's one of those things I always think about doing, but . . . You're an inspiration.

Anna said...

I love your family :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I knew I loved you, Marla. You and yours ARE blessings. Keep enjoying the season.
xoRobyn

Joanna Jenkins said...

High Five! What an amazing Thanksgiving and a wonderful experience for your little ones.
Cheers, jj

FreeFlying said...

What a great Thanksgiving! My family and I did that last year and then wrapped things up with dinner for ourselves at the Cracker Barrel. I loved it.

blueviolet said...

I can't think of a better way to spend the holiday. Fabulous!!!!

Unknown Mami said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. I love you guys.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Ok, it's happened again. I left a comment on this post a few days ago and evidently it didn't go through. You are a true inspriation. You and your family are such blessings to so many people.

I came back by today because I read your comment about possibly being in my neck of the woods after the first of the year. Just let me know when and I'll see if I can't arrange glad to meet you somewhere.