Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Enjoy the food, the game and the company! Take a moment to count all your blessings. We are thankful for the wonderful people in our lives, the opportunities given and the men and women in our armed forces and veterans who work hard everyday to protect the freedoms we often take for granted. As we witness our 1.3 billion neighbors live without the freedoms of speech and a free press, to worship, and have a choice in family planning, etc., we can only wish that everyone in the world could be half as lucky as we feel. It's just another Thursday here, but you are very much in our thoughts today. Have a wonderful holiday.

--The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't. --William Arthur Ward


Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving here was a full day! We hosted my family and were 14 for dinner. We were giving thanks for our many blessings, the best of which were that Mom Ehlers is settling well into her new home and that my grand-nephew is home from Iraq after 13 months, safe. He had one extremely close call with an IED hitting the vehicle he was in. The glass that didn't shatter saved his life. We were here from Hawaii (Aaron), North Carolina, New Jersey as well as Wisconsin. We thought of you and realized that for you it was a typical day!

Anonymous said...

We had a very nice Thanksgiving and also feel very blessed. Dinner was at my house and Rebecca and Amber helped with the cooking and Yensi made name tags. We had a smaller group this year, only seven, but it was actually very nice. We all got to sit at one table and after dinner Rebecca taught us a new game, "Speed Scrabble". It was alot of fun.

I remember being out of the country once over Thanksgiving and I really missed it. I think Thanksgiving is so special, because the focus is simple - to spend the day enjoying those you love, cooking and eating good food, and giving thanks. Thank you for sharing your daily life in China with us. - Linda

Anonymous said...

Blessings to your family!
Curious in USA