Thanksgiving was a sunny and crisp day. Her heart was full of happiness as the phone calls started arriving the day before. "Mama, I am so excited about us all being together in the country". They started arriving at 10:30 with smiles and hugs. All food prepared was perfect - oh except her usual mile high meringue on the banana pudding did not rise to the occasion - but it was still tasty.
The turkey would melt in your mouth.
Her son spent the night and fulfilled her wish. A desire for him to walk the property line and locate where some horse back rider's were entering. It was found, a phone call made, and she thinks it is taken care of.
Callie is an outside dog and will be inside when the weather is bad. Love was mutual between family member's and Miss Callie. She seems to have fallen in love with her family.
Her little granddaughter's usually want to brave the chilly weather and sometimes need some additional warm clothes and they are all set. They have on grandma's gloves, hats, scarves and sweater. This picture taken a few weeks earlier is similar to the way they looked on Thanksgiving day. They make their own fashion statement.
One Woman has so much to be thankful for and is so aware of the many blessings that have taken place in this year 2009. There were children and grandchildren that were many miles away and they were not seated at the big table but in time that will happen.
Wishing you peace, health, happiness this day.