Thursday, November 27, 2008


I want to wish all my USA friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful day.

This year I have so much to be thankful for. I have my great family, my health, my friends. But, the thing I am most happy for this Thanksgiving is that my brother, my hero, Gene, is finally able to walk alone with the help of a walker.

It's been 6 months since he suffered a major stroke. His recovery has been long and slow. However, he is still moving forward and while he has a long way to go, he has come a long way already.

Last week when I went to visit him he showed me "his new trick" as he calls it. Walking from one room to the other. I almost cried I was so excited to see that. I was so proud of him as I know how hard the recovery has been for him.

He will be coming to our house for dessert. He has not traveled this far since his stroke and he thought maybe coming all day and for dinner would be to much for him. So we are very very happy he will make it for dessert.

My sister, Patty, will be cooking dinner for my whole family. Of course, my other sister, Maureen and I will help her too, but she will do most of the cooking. Thanks Patty! I want you to know how thankful I am for you and Maureen too!

Then, in the morning I'll be getting up super early to hit the stores and all the sales with Maureen. The two of us have made this a tradition. We shop till we drop and then go have a yummy pumpkin pancake breakfast together.

God bless all of you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Helga Marie Bee said...

Happy Thanksgiving.


Unknown said...

Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving Joanne.
Hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

LaVon Baker said...

Thrilled to hear of Gene's progress. Praise God!

w00ts up said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Glad you're brother is doing better.

Catherine said...

You had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! It is so nice to spend the day with family. I am happy to hear that your brother is making great progress. Being mobile means a lot. Good for him!

Lorilee said...

Good for Gene! I am so happy for him! Oh, and I love the Thanksgiving song!

Lorilee said...

You've been tagged at Cackleberry Cottage!