Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It was a truely blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!I feel nostalgic today missing my parents and brothers and sister!Is it never going to go away?That feeling of loss of a family???I still have my extended family and I love them so much!!They are the nicest bunch of folks you could ever meet. They all are close and never say a cross word. There was a house full and so much food!!!Turkey,ham, green beans, stuffing,yams, dumplings, broccoli casserole,mac and cheese, cheesy potatoes, hot rolls, all kinds of cassrole's.Desserts were Italian cream cheese cake, lemon pound cake, chocolate pie, pumpkin spice bars, coconut pies, carrot cake, red velevet cupcakes, and coconut cake!!!Oh so much food!!!After lunch we all gathered in the great room, My SIL's house is over 5,000 sq feet, and we watched old home movies. My sweet Mother in law Cora was on there and she passed away about 20 or more yrs ago.And my sweet husband's granny was on there also and she was a full blooded cherokee indian. I got teary eyed seeing Cora and Granny!!I miss them SOOOOO much!!I was so close to Cora. I can not say enough good things about her.She was kind, a devout Christian.Kept the cleanest house I have ever been in and we would go visit them at 9 pm and she would be doing laundry. I could go on forever about her. And Granny. She made the best homemade biscuits.So did my Grandmother and homemade pear preserves. My fave. I miss those that have gone but have so much love for the ones that are still here. I am blessed to be a part of such a loving family. I wish my brothers, sister and I could all get together but my one brother is very sick and the other one really won't ever come when I invite him. I feel the loss today. I really do.I hope you all had a great day. I love my sweet FB friends. You all help me so much more than you will ever know. Love you all.Blessings



  1. You have much to be thankful for. It is not unusual at all to miss family and friends, because of time or distance or passing. The hurt lessens but the memories are in your heart forever. I think it's a pretty good arrangement.

  2. Candi,
    You have something that can never be erased. You have wonderful memories and sometimes those memories get us through each and every day! And you are passing that on to those that truly are special to you. You are making memories with them so they have something to get through their days too!

    It's ok to be sad when you think about those memories, because if you think about, when you were making those memories, you were very happy! That's "special."
    Your friend, Donna

  3. I know what you mean Candi. I come from a very close, loving family so when one passes on, the loss is always so very hard. I have to constantly remind myself that God blessed us with their presence in our lives for as long as He did. I also do like you and reflect on all those memories we shared over the years. Bless you, my sweet friend!