There will probably never be a Thanksgiving in my future when being in Missouri isn’t near the top of my “Things I’m Thankful For” list. When we were in Texas, friends would invite us over for Thanksgiving and sometimes we’d go and I always appreciated the invitation and them sharing their family Thanksgiving with us but it wasn’t the same as being with our own family.
Yesterday I was able to pick Addie up after school, do fun things with her last night. I told her that I’d fix biscuits, eggs, bacon and grits for breakfast today. She said “I’d like my biscuit cut in half, buttered and toasted .. and lots of cheese in my grits, please!” Yes, girl! Whatever you want! 🙂
Nicole had sent me this picture last week after Addie had her hair cut. I can’t believe how fast she’s growing up. Seeing pictures is sometimes shocking when I haven’t seen her in a couple of weeks.
This morning I checked on her when I got up and she was all snug in bed, wearing Yoda pajamas, snuggled with George and a stuffed Santa. We still have just a bit of little girl but too quickly she’ll be a teen.
Last night we were talking about when I’d go to my grandma’s for Thanksgiving. She said “I’m happy you moved to Missouri” and I said “So am I Addie, so am I!”
There’s hardly a day that passes that I don’t tell Vince thanks for doing this. Coming back here was something he never wanted to do but he’s happy about it now. When we ran to Carthage Monday to get the cooker, we always go the back way and it’s so pretty with hills and creeks and still some leaf color. He commented on how pretty it is here and I said “Are you glad you moved here?” I ask that often. When he first got here, he would say something like “I’m glad I’m still married!” or “I’m glad the house in Texas sold fast!” or “I’m glad it’s done and we’re never moving again.”
On the way to Carthage Monday, when I asked, he said “I’m SO glad!” Then he went on to say that he can’t imagine there would be any place he would be happier. He said that even though he had thought he’d retire in north Georgia, to get to major medical care, we would had to have gone to Atlanta and he can’t see that happening now.
Among many other things for which I’m thankful this year, not only am I thankful to be living in Missouri but I’m very thankful that Vince seems to be content and happy to be here too.