Sunday, November 1, 2009

A New Month of Thanksgivings

Leah, our friend at South Breeze Farm, started us down a road of offering up Thanks for the things that enriched our lives, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others. It's the little things in life that we often overlook that we should be the most grateful for. Today is day one. If you would like to join in, please click on the Giving Thanks Banner to your right, it will take you to the spot where you can hook up with Leah and the rest of us through Mr. Linksey...very easy to do. I hope we'll break a record this year.

For Day 1, I want to give thanks for my daughters-in-law, Charity and Anna. We very often neglect to tell the people around us whom we love and admire, that we DO. So I would like to take this opportunity to tell them how dear they are to me, in their own right. They make my sons lives full and enrich our lives, as well. I give thanks they both have now found jobs that they not only like, but love. That's such an important distinction, when you are working full time, trying to keep your family on an even keel. No misery attached to the jobsite means a lighter spirit. So, I'm thankful for my girls. Not just because they are married to my boys, but because they love us in return, and never fail to show it.

Now, I'm headed over to Leah's South Breeze Farm so I can check out your blessings. Blogging our Blessings...I love this. See you tomorrow for Day 2.

25 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

What a great meme for November, and what a great post. Those ladies are blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law. That is a great gift to a marriage.

gaelikaa said...

It is a wonderful thing to thank God for our blessings. They are often much more than we realise!

i beati said...

I do this each day for 3 years actually 9, 173 times. It's important . the little things like the car getting you ther till payday on one nearly flat tire or the rain that helfd off because you have no windshield wipers or the little rebate check. I love it

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

That's just beautiful. Nothing like knowing that your sons are loved.

Carver said...

What a wonderful post and testament to not only your daughter in laws but also to your loving spirit.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Like you I have a wonderful daughter-in-law and am so thankful for her. I hope your daughters-in-law know how lucky they are to have a mother-in-law that loves them! (Mine does....I told her so!)

Confucius Cat said...

Thank you for supporting Purrs 4 Peace. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I'll be back.

Akelamalu said...

It's wonderful when you get DIL's that you love - I'm blessed too. :)

michaelmcbride2004 said...

Thanks for the compliment Sandi! I am just as thankful to be your daughter-in-law. Have a great day and hope to get see you all again in the next couple of weeks. :)

Michael said...

Thanks for the compliment Sandi! I am just as thankful to be your daughter-in-law. Have a great day and hope to get see you all again in the next couple of weeks. :)

fattothininoneyear said...

Hi Sandi,

Hopefully this will let you into my blog.

Sharon

Merisi said...

I am thankful for having met you! :-)

jabblog said...

I can relate to this - my daughter--in-law is my fourth daughter and my daughters' husbands/partners are my sons as much as my own son - and my husband feels the same.

cheshire wife said...

If only all mother-in-laws were like you!

Love Bears All Things said...

Glad you decided to do this too.

How lucky these two girls are to have you for a MIL.

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Lee said...

That's such a loving thing to do, Sandi, blogging your blessings and declaring your love for your daughters-in-law. What a blessing they must feel you are to them, being a loving mother-in-law to them and grandparent to Arianna. I've always heard that you marry the whole family. Seems to me that yours is one of the best examples of how that is supposed to work that I've ever seen.

Hugs,
Lee

Finding Pam said...

That is just beautiful to read. I am sure they know how much you love them.

I am lucky that my son married a wonderful person.

Gratitude for a month...maybe? I will try this one.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am doing something similiar to this on my blog...m

Jeni said...

What a great post to begin November with -giving thanks for wonderful daughters-in-law! I would say you don't know how lucky you are but that would be absolutely wrong as it is more than evident that you do know that and what's more, that you appreciate your good fortune there too!
Happy days ahead, my dear!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a wonderful idea Sandi. As you say we mostly take things for granted and forget how lucky we are. I'm off to have a look. A

Shadow said...

you are a sweet mother-in-law. and what a super idea this is.

Anya said...

So lovely written
the two friends from my girls are also like sons to me :)))))))

Protege said...

Wonderful sentiment.;) They are so lucky to have you as a mother-in-law.;)
xoxo

Nessa said...

This is a great idea and you started the month off beautifully.

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Kanak Hagjer said...

Hello Sandi, I love the idea of blogging your blessings. There's so much to be thankful for and too many that we take for granted. Have been thinking about my blessings after reading your post!

Wonderful to have DILs like yours. Hope one day I can say/write about the same...I have two sons:-)

Happy November!