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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It’s Time, Right?

Thanksgiving 2011

It’s time, right?

To get on the road with the thawing turkey in the backseat,

the Delia’s tamales for Saturday’s Aggie game in tow,

the sacks and sacks of groceries stuck in every nook and cranny,

the crate of Christmas decorations (found in the Christmas closet) it is time to share with my daughters for their homes,

and the mantra ‘I think I can, I think I can ,I think I can’, when I think about facing the anxiety of making giblet gravy tomorrow.


A very dear friend said to me recently, when I was worrying about how to handle challenges in my life,

”It’s all about the relationship Laura.  Protect that and everything will be OK.”


So 7 hours laughing in the truck and talking about football with my husband and not worrying about the future is about the relationship,

and supper last night at Luby’s with my father because he will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my brother’s family is about the relationship,

and remembering to ask myself whose standard it is ,when feeling aggravated or irritable is about protecting my relationships at large.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving,

Laura

 

15 comments:

Cecilia said...

Good advice, Laura. One we can all take to heart. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Whoop!

trash talk said...

L.B.,
I KNOW you can...like nobody else can-can.
Happy Thanksgiving.
XO
Deb

pbrenner said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and it looks like our Texas weather is going to be beautiful! I hope you have a lot of joy and happiness with your family.

I'm a Longhorn fan in a family of Aggies, but we are all sad at the loss of the traditional Turkey Day game. On a lighter note for me, I can now freely root loud and proud for the Aggies (I always secretly did, except when playing my beloved Longhorns, lol) ... and I am so PROUD of how they represented! at the Alabama game.

Be safe in your travels!

Patty
(from the Texas Hill Country)

Theresa said...

Great advice! I will be spending Thanksgiving with my Brothers/Sisters and their families! My Daughter and family will be spending Thanksgiving with their In-Laws out of town! Hope you have a safe trip and lots wonderful smiles:) HUGS!

PURA VIDA said...

Somehow I don't think you are one that has to worry about this subject...you are a true lover of all that is good and it shows. Have a great holiday dear!

Marigene said...

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Laura!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Wise words from your friend!

We like to say "people over things" that helps us keep things in order!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Have a safe trip!

Deb said...

Enjoy your time with the family...precious moments that pass too quickly...the weather will be great here...

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Enjoy the time and the people.

Happy Thanksgiving.

NanaDiana said...

Yeah! You got it right, sistah! All those things pale in comparison to the real meaning of all these Holidays- Family first!!! xo Diana

Jayni said...

Delightful post--warmed my Thanksgiving.

NOW, I'm tired of wondering, WHERE is South Texas to you?

I'm in Greater Houston (Richmond), and this is South Texas to me.

deb mills said...

when i first found your blog, one of my first comments to you was, "you need to write a book". you make every post a delight to read. then i realized, you've already written a wonderful book. Dear Daughters...

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