Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! Happy Thankful Thursday to all!
I am thankful for my family and family because I am truly loved. I am grateful for the love we show one another. I’m also thankful to have a roof over my head, food on the table, water, and two jobs. I may not be monetarily wealthy, but I am wealthy in all other aspects. I am truly blessed.
Aunt Linda and Uncle Joey moved to Florida; Josh and Jason are the two that remained in our area, but Josh went down to Florida for the holidays. Jason thought he had to work at Wegmans today, he didn’t, and we had him over for Thanksgiving dinner.
What a lovely Thanksgiving! Before he arrived, dad lit the fireplace and we all sat together, the Boy included, and bonded as a family. I decided to scrapbook a little and Jason came at four. We enjoyed the fire and I loved chatting with Jason about music and travel. I’m so grateful he joined us and I’m grateful for a lovely day.
I also worked on a piece for the Farmer’s Almanac’s essay contest. The prompt for the contest is: “What worn-out possession is dearest to you, and why?” Here is my essay; I feel good about it and I submitted it to the website already. I am a winner, and I am eternally grateful for the belated gift I was given on 4 January 2000.
It’s January 4, 2000, and I just finished my first day back to fourth grade after a fun Christmas break. I couldn’t wait to visit Nan and tell her all about my day.
“I have a surprise for you!” She excitedly called out as I walked through the door.
“Oh?” I looked puzzled, but nonetheless excited. I followed Nan upstairs and she led me to her hallway closet. I am puzzled at this point and she laughed at my expression.
“Remember something you wanted for Christmas?” I was thinking about my list, I received everything I wanted for Christmas. “Well, I was cleaning today and came across this Sears bag. I opened it and I saw something yellow.” Nan handed me the bag. I quickly opened the bag and to my delight, I grabbed a giant stuffed Pikachu out. My wish came true! I hugged Nan tightly; I added him to the bear collection on my bed.
Nan died on January 25, 2013. After her passing, I hugged Pikachu tightly; the grief was too much to bear. Pikachu still lays on my bed, almost twenty years later. He is well-loved, just like the love Nan showed to me.
What are you grateful for today? I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday, dear readers!