Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I know not all my readers are from the U.S., but Happy Thanksgiving anyway. It is such a wonderful holiday - imagine a national day of gratitude! I don't know if there is another group with so much gratitude as recovering alcoholics. Those who have narrowly escaped danger or disease with their lives tend to find each day a bit sweeter.

I have been up since 3:30, baking pies and making preparations for our dinner. This is the first year I will have Thanksgiving dinner at one of my children's. I am thrilled to be going to my son's family's home. Such a beautiful little family. Daddy, Mama, and baby. Although I already love my daughter in law, she managed to endear herself to me even more - she has asked me to teach her to make an apple pie today! So I will make other things at home and bring the makings for the apple pie to their house.

I had my dental work yesterday. All afternoon in the dental chair. But several teeth have been saved and for that I am grateful. And I am very very happy with my new dentist. Phew!

I downloaded the album "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby from iTunes this morning. I am listening to it now. I have owned this album in every media current since 1976.

I am getting weepy just thinking of all that I am grateful for today. If I were to make a list it would stretch far too long. And my face would be puffy all day from all the weeping it would bring on. So, suffice it to say, I am more grateful than words can say.... for the wonderful people in Alcoholics Anonymous who brought me an entirely new way of life and spiritual experience. I will get to go to an AA meeting this morning at 6:30, as I have for most of the Thanksgivings of my sobriety. Those are some really special meetings!

The woman experiencing this Thanksgiving is not even recognizable as the woman who experienced her last drunken Thanksgiving in 1983.

By the Grace of God and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous....

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

9 comments:

Hope said...

Grateful for you today MC.

Syd said...

I hope that you have a wonderful day. The apple pie sounds delicious.

Sober Mommy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Carverlane said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Mary! Life Is Good!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary Christine! I am grateful for your sharing over a number of years.
God bless you and your family,
Ann P.

Let Go, Let God said...

Happy Thanksgiving. How sweet to teach how to make a pie. That's a gift.

Guinevere said...

I taught my niece how to make pie this morning. ... Happy Thanksgiving Mary Christine, and everyone.

Andrew said...

I just know you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

shadowlands said...

Happy Thanksgiving for yesterday. Pies..custard........pies.............custard................
I am gonna go make a packet apricot crumble. (it's a start!)