Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving in Las Cruces, NM

Thanksgiving day was a delight. Ed wanted to go to church this morning...actually a good idea since I don't often stop and really understand the meaning of the day. The service was very nice...short but powerful. We were able to take an hour out of the day and appreciate just how lucky we are to be able to live the life we live and to thank God for our families and friends and realize that not everyone has what we have. So even if we don't win powerball tomorrow, we have very full lives and loves and friendships...and it doesn't get better than that! Special note: none of this would be possible without the selflessness of our veterans and active military...thank you all for protecting our rights and freedoms.

After church, I spent the late morning making a sweet potato casserole for dinner at the Hacienda RV clubhouse. MMMMM!!! Dinner was from 2:oo to 4:00 and there were about 50 or 60 people attending. Everyone brought a dish and there was more than enough delicious food to fill our hungry tummies! You might think that it would be difficult to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with 60 strangers...but you're very wrong! We chatted with several people and sat with a couple who are parked directly across the street from us...the 4 of us talked for 2 hours! We may all be strangers, but we're all living our dreams and have very much in common. Ed and I have formed many lasting friendships with many couples all over the country and every where we go, there's always at least one couple that we know...and everyone extends a welcoming hand! It's amazing how many beautiful people there are out there in this amazing country!

Here's wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving and may all of our family and friends know just how much we love you and how thankful we are to be blessed with each and every one of you!

Many, many more happy Thanksgivings to all of our wonderful nieces and nephews, grandsons and granddaughters, and great-niece and 2nd cousin!

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