Thankful for Family Memories

I am thankful for my childhood family. Our parents are gone but we kids still have each other to share memories and support each other. We are all rather scattered across the United States, as are our nieces and nephews, and cousins. But a bond remains through our memories.

Moma and Daddy at 50th Anniversar
Moma and Daddy at 40th Anniversary

My parents taught us to be good people through loving us kids and loving other people of different races, religions, and beliefs. We kids learned about God’s love and how much He loves everyone through their examples and our involvement in our church. This teaching of love has been a major influence in my life.

I love to think about those precious memories of traveling with Moma, Daddy, my sisters and brother. Our parents had such a huge desire to give us many life experiences, to see our country, and the bordering countries with their customs and languages.

Then there were so many happy memories of standing around the piano as Moma played and we sang hymns, music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Daddy couldn’t sing or play an instrument but he seemed to revel in the times we shared around the piano.

Daddy always said, “The only thing I can play is the radio.”

I think of all the times he drove us to other states, to Canada, and Mexico to share as much of the world with us as he could. But most of all he shared his gentle nature with us as a loving father who worked to support four kids so Moma could stay home with us. I am thankful for these people and that life. 

I am thankful for the marriage I had. Our dating years, the first four or five years were so wonderful. As he became sicker things got harder for him and for me. But because I weathered those stormy times, I am who I am now. I am stronger, wiser, more loving, and expecting a positive and good future. I learned how to think logically in addition to using my own
many natural abilities I wasn’t aware of before.  

I am so thankful for my little family: my two sons, their wives, and two grandsons. They remind me that I am loved, and am still needed at least a little bit. They have brought so much joy and love into my life. My grandsons are adorable. I plan to be a big part of their lives and impart some of what I have learned when they are ready.

I am thankful for my grandmothers and grandfathers and the heritage I received from them. I knew my grandmothers best and still remember the times we all shared. 

I have had a good life. I am so thankful for the life given to me. I had some very hard things to deal with but persevered and came out on the other side. I like who I have become. 

I wish you all a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!! 

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