Thursday, November 27, 2008

We Gather Together

One of my favorite songs begins: "We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. . ." It was so wonderful to get the whole family together for a happy occasion. The last time we were all together was for our dad's funeral.
We borrowed the lobby from the assisted living facility where our mom lives. Sara and Pete set up the tables while Judy and I assembled the food which we had prepared at home. Meanwhile Janet and Kari were in Mom's apartment, visiting with her.

Janet and Kari drove for 16 hours on Wednesday, coming all the way from Kansas. Sara and Gil and Mark and Ashley drove for 9 hours from Tennessee, and Nathan flew in from North Carolina.

We were glad Larry's parents were able to join us. They live only two miles from Mom's home.

For all this we give thanks, and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. (Even if you live somewhere where you don't celebrate this American holiday!)


Daisy said...

Such a wonderful family gathering for good food and fellowship. I hope you had a great day, Diana. Wishing safe travel for those in your family as they make their return trips. Happy Thanksgiving. :D

Suzanne said...

Thank you Diana for sharing your photos. It is only the last 3 or 4 years that I have really followed the holiday occassions you have and I wish Thanksgiving would be one that we would take on.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Tine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I guess Thanksgiving is hard to "export" to other countries because of the historic reasons for the celebration :)
However, the tradition of having a special holiday to count your blessings and showing gratitude for the good things in life is definately a good idea ;)

Thanks for sharing the photos, it must be wonderful to have this time to spend together, and to have everyone there at the same time

Owen said...

Nice to see these photos... sent you an email ladydi, now you just need to fill me in on the identities of everyone in the pix... some are easy, others I don't have a clue...