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Becky Bruce says ...
The most memorable and adorable Thanksgiving was at my parents house before I was married and with my own kids. My sister and her two kids were there and other family all sitting around a beautifully decorated and adorned with the most delectable food. The tradition is that each person sitting at the table will say what they are most thankful for. I said the usual stuff and so did everyone else but, when it was my nephew's turn he said the most hilarious thing. He was only 5 years old and said He was thankful no one had killed him yet. He was acting up and had gotten in trouble a few times and he was so honest. It was a funny but true comment and it really broke the ice and made everyone laugh. Kids are so funny and usually speak the truth.
11/14/2011 9:46:01 PM CST
Patra Pavlishin says ...
I am most thankful for my Thanksgiving that I had last year. My in-laws came in town and it was just my family and them! We had a wonderful time and my mother-in-law and I split up cooking different items for dinner! It was delicious!
11/14/2011 9:52:25 PM CST
Vickie says ...
I am most thankful for my health, 3 beautiful daughters, my wonderful son in law and Justin. I have a good job and a good life. I am thankful for that. I don't take it for granted. I know I am truly blessed.
11/14/2011 10:28:04 PM CST
kassidy witnauer says ...
This thanksgiving I am most thankful for my mother. Its been a tough year for our family, but my mom continues to put my sister and I first in whatever she does as well as strive to be the best 3rd grade teacher she can be. And trust me, not only is she a teacher but she is a great role model and shoulder to cry on for those little kids. My mom has worked so hard to become a wonderful teacher and mother. All week long she will find time in her busy schedule to do special things with my sister and I while still making time to put hours into her school work, keep an extremely clean house and cook delicious dinners. Teaching is her speciality but being a mom is her passion and it is so obvious every day of the year. I am so thankful for her more and more each year as I grow up and realize how much she actually gives up and does for my sister and I. She is supportive of everything I do and always gives me her best advice. She has helped me become the person I am today and it is my goal in life to live as unselfishly as she does and hope my children can say these things about me.
11/14/2011 10:41:35 PM CST
Natasha Perez says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for is the one coming up that I will be sharing with my husband and some very special friends. My husband and our friends have taught me that you don't have to spend holidays with "family" just because you are related to them by blood. If they don't make you feel good about yourself, you can spend it with company that you do enjoy and who lift your spirit. I am looking forward to spending quality time with my wonderful husband and our dear friends and I will thank them for being in my life! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
11/14/2011 10:44:38 PM CST
Amanda Willey says ...
I am most thankful for the Thanksgiving of 2008. My husband was home for our first family Thanksgiving since our children were born. For our first daughters first Thanksgiving, he was in Iraq, the following year he was in "the field" training. The year after that, we had had our second child, and he was in Korea. Finally in 2008 he was home! I was used to doing potluck Thanksgiving with other Army wives and their kids, so it was a new experience to have him home. I had no idea what to do with the turkey, so he agreed to take over that task. It turned out pretty well! I was impressed. We didn't do anything extravagant. We made all of our favorites, and just enjoyed all of us being together. For me the best part was having all four of us in the kitchen preparing the food together. He is out of the Army now, and this will be his second Thanksgiving home with us. Being together with the people we love is what I am most thankful for.
11/14/2011 10:55:17 PM CST
Ashley B. says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for is THIS one! Thanksgiving my husband, who is in the Army, had been home for in two years. It is also his first year celebrating with our two babies.
11/14/2011 10:58:52 PM CST
Angela says ...
My parents I am most thankful. They always had an open door during the holidays for whoever didn't have a place to go to. I carry on that same tradition.
11/14/2011 11:12:03 PM CST
CO Mama says ...
It might have to be this Thanksgiving. My FIL is battling stage IV lung & brain cancer & my hubby was just diagnosed with lymphoma. We have so many special memories to make this year as we spend time together as a family & much to be thankful for, each day is a gift!
11/15/2011 12:27:30 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
I've always had good Thanksgivings with family and incredibly prepared food. I am thankful for all of the Thanksgivings that I have been able to share with friends and family.
11/15/2011 12:37:04 AM CST
Brizia Salazar says ...
This year i give thanks to my family for whom without i wouldn't be in college. I am thankful for my sister who is paying tuition. Thankful for my mother and father who work hard to provide for us. I am most thankful that my grandfather is no longer sick and he is the main reason im studying to be a chef to provide my family with healthy delicious food. I am also thankful for my dog who protects us everywhere we go :] I am also thankful for the roof over our heads. Im just thankful to be here alble to
11/15/2011 1:13:48 AM CST
Brizia Salazar says ...
This year i give thanks to my family for whom without i wouldn't be in college. I am thankful for my sister who is paying tuition. Thankful for my mother and father who work hard to provide for us. I am most thankful that my grandfather is no longer sick and he is the main reason im studying to be a chef to provide my family with healthy delicious food. I am also thankful for my dog who protects us everywhere we go :] I am also thankful for the roof over our heads. Im just thankful to be here able to enjoy life with family and friends. :] this year im making all the family favorites and trying new recipes. Happy thanksgiving to all.
11/15/2011 1:17:40 AM CST
Lisa says ...
I'm thankful that I get to spend Thanksgiving in America this year. I'm actually from Australia and am coming to spend the holiday with one of my best friends and his family. I am thankful that I get to experience a celebration which is so important to Americans.
11/15/2011 4:34:00 AM CST
Crystal Freiermuth says ...
What I'm most Thankful for...My Husband...We have been together over twenty years now,and we have 3 beautiful boys. Things have been real hard for our family this year And with the holiday's coming up so so fast I found myself sitting wondering how in the world are we going to provide our family with a beautiful Thankgiving Dinner..."My Husband" no matter what we've gone through or where we've been some how...some way... he finds away to pull it together...Thank You GOD for loaning me my soul-mate...best-friend,father of my children...and "MY HUSBAND"... Happy Thanksgiving to All
11/15/2011 5:15:12 AM CST
Julie Rudnick says ...
I am most thankful for my family's health. I have 3 children, and I can't stand it when they're sick but I think about people who have children who are VERY sick all the time and I wonder where they get their strength. I am so thankful that my children have good health and I try my very best to keep them healthy. My heart goes out to parents of sick children and I keep them all in my prayers.
11/15/2011 8:26:08 AM CST
Claire says ...
I am most thankful for life. Including the new life that has entered our family through weddings and births and for the wonderful lives of those that have left us over the past years...including my father. This continuous flow of life has taught me to truly be thankful for the time we are given. During that time I love to eat delicious and nourishing food. Food is always a good way to celebrate with family. Thanksgiving is always delicious and joyous with family - celebrating our time together on Earth.
11/15/2011 8:40:45 AM CST
Lorine says ...
Everyday I am most thankful for three things: My husband, health, and my dogs. I could lose my job or my house but still be the happiest person in the world because I have those things in my life.
11/15/2011 9:47:12 AM CST
Nathan Day says ...
I love the personal service I experience at Whole Foods. The staff are warm and helpful. Returns are easy if ever necessary. And I really love the smells of the store. I am lucky enough to live in Austin where we have the headquarters and flagship store. It's somewhere I bring out of town guests.
11/15/2011 9:48:05 AM CST
Peggy says ...
Thanksgiving I am most grateful for would be this one. New grandchild born yesterday evening. Mother and baby doing well. Father, a U.S. Navy aviator, will be able to be at home through Thanksgiving before deploying for six months.
11/15/2011 9:49:25 AM CST
j.J. says ...
The Thanksgivings I'm most thankful for, where the ones when we were kids and lived 8 hours or more away from the rest of our families. Not only was that a long drive with little kids in the car, but Christmas was in the middle of snow season, and there was a big risk that there would be too much snow to visit. So, Thanksgiving was the last time we got to see our relatives until Easter. It was a big party and conglomeration Thanksgiving, Christmas and a couple of birthdays thrown in. And despite all that, it was still about family.
11/15/2011 10:06:47 AM CST
Nichole says ...
The thanksgiving I'm most thankful for would be all the ones I had as a child with friends and family. As we grow up we grow apart so it's good to look back and remember when everyone was together!
11/15/2011 10:09:31 AM CST
Elizabeth says ...
The Thanksgiving I’m most thankful for is any and all Thanksgivings that my children, husband & I are alive, healthy, and happy on. It really is all the little things that are the biggest! God bless & Happy Thanksgiving!
11/15/2011 10:20:34 AM CST
Janice says ...
I loved the one Thanksgiving where my aunt suggested that everyone say what they were grateful for before eating. There were about 25 of us and we all stood up one by one to give our thanks. I loved it because you could see who the jokesters, brave ones, sincere ones, etc. were.
11/15/2011 10:43:34 AM CST
Elizabeth says ...
The thanksgiving I am most thankful for is the one where more people showed up than expected. We always host thanksgiving dinner at my parents house and we always invite lots of people and we are always happy to have so much company over but one year it happened to be that everyone brought somebody else and so it happened to be a dinner of almost 35 ppl. The most enjoyable and loud dinner and hopefully it will repeat itself again and it seems to every year since then. Lots of people with lots of food.
11/15/2011 11:18:16 AM CST
Caitlin says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for is the one to come this year. My grandmother passed away in July and because our family is so far spread across the country, we did not all get together for a memorial service. In replacement of that, all 38 of us will be getting together this Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday, what we're thankful for, and most importantly to honor my beautiful, late grandmother. This will be the first time for many of these cousins to meet each other. We're all lucky to have had my grandmother in our lives and are blessed that she ties us all together to honor her this holiday season.
11/15/2011 11:55:25 AM CST

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