Shannon Stacey

Happy Thanksgiving

Yeah, I know it’s almost noon and everybody’s already snuck in their bloghopping for the day, but I’m a little emotional today and kept shying away from the computer lest I sob all over y’all.

The list of things I have to be thankful for would surpass even the most hardy bandwidth, but I am give the most profound thanks for the fact my husband will be sitting down to dinner with us. There were so many small and random moments during those eight insane and scary September days when that could have changed. My children and I could so easily be facing our first holiday without the center of our world. Instead, thanks to modern medicine, determination and—I have NO doubt—to the many prayers and good thoughts you all sent our way, our Thanksgiving is a joyous occasion.

And in some weird way, I’m thankful we faced that crisis together, because when everything in our lives—business, children, everything—had been placed in the hands of others we trust and it was just my husband and I, alone in a hospital room with beeping machines, I found out that I do still want to spend every day of the rest of my life with him. A fifteen year emotional gut check, if you will. And even though we’ve slid easily back into the routine of the first fifteen years, I hold that moment of realization very close to my heart every single day.

Oh! It’s almost time for Santa in the parade! brb…

It’s officially CHRISTMASTIME!!! :boogie:

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

10 comments to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Bev Stephans
      · November 27th, 2008 at 4:12 pm · Link



  2. Charlene
      · November 27th, 2008 at 4:13 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I’m very thankful mine is all together, too; it’s been a year of some medical crises and that really makes you aware that everything else is just…stuff.

  3. Michelle (MG)
      · November 27th, 2008 at 5:41 pm · Link

    What a great Thanksgiving message, Shannon. Our (Canadian) Thanksgiving was last month, but I’m happy to help you all celebrate. Enjoy your day with your wonderful family. :hug:

  4. vanessa jaye
      · November 27th, 2008 at 9:37 pm · Link

    Aww. Shan, what a great post. I think you put a lump in my throat. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. azteclady
      · November 28th, 2008 at 12:46 am · Link

    ((((Shannon and hubby))))

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Melani Blazer
      · November 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm · Link

    What a wonderful way to express the truth of the day and what we should all gain from it (as opposed to the 5 lbs I undoubtedly added to my thighs from eating cheesecake, gah!)

    I’m so sorry you had to go through such a scary time, but you brought a tear to my eye when I read how it has made you appreciate things so much more. We should all learn from that.


  7. Rhonda
      · November 29th, 2008 at 1:08 pm · Link

    I know it’s late, but I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving! Your post was exactly what Thanksgiving is all about to me. I’m glad the Stacey Family was able to celebrate. xxhugs. :hug:

  8. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · November 29th, 2008 at 7:19 pm · Link

    What they said. :) :hug:

  9. netti
      · November 30th, 2008 at 8:35 am · Link

    I’m with you there, we also had a highly emotional Thanksgiving between the hubby & my daughter and their hospital stays this year, so I understand completely and ((((SHANNON))) . It’s been a rough year, but one that has reminded us of the things we truly should be thankful for. What Thanksgiving is meant to be about. Cheers :) :coffee:

  10. Shannon
      · December 1st, 2008 at 9:44 am · Link

    I hope y’all had a great Turkey Day! :hug:

    Things went in uber-crazy mode here, but all’s well that ends well, I guess. With remodeling, SK’s birthday, Thanksgiving and a cold-weather trip north, November was WAY backloaded for us.


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