Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So much to be thankful for....

As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I wanted to say thanks to my Pals/friends for being who you are. I appreciate you & am thankful to have so many dear friends that I've met though this wonderful world of the internet. :-)

I'm thankful to God for all that he has blessed me with again this year - most things haven't changed (thank goodness for that) - my wonderful husband, our entire family, our home, our business, and the list goes on & on.

I ran across this today & thought I'd share - wonderful isn't it?


(Edgar Albert Guest, 1881-1959)

Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
Are growin more beautiful day after day;
Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.
Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east land an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.
Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

Wishing you & yours a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving!


Karen said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! I'm so glad I made a new stitching friend this year!!!

Cathy B said...

Happy Thanksgiving Amy!