Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Thankfulness

Welcome Through My Backdoor. I am so glad you stopped by. The mulled cider is on the stove if you would like a cup, then we'll visit for a few minutes. Even though my backdoor and inside Through My Back Door is decorated for Christmas, Thanksgiving is in my heart right now. With the big day next week I have been thinking of all the things I am thankful for. You know,  I realized there were so many I couldn't name them all and decided to just hit the highlights. First of all I am thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ who promised never to leave me comfortless. You know what He hasn't. Through the hardest of times He is right there.  I am thankful for my family. I don't know how to scan pictures or I would show them. Never the less I am thankful for each of them. Doug, Dodd and Renda, Deb and Michael, plus all my grandchildren. I have three that are married and I love them as my own. I am thankful for my two great grandchildren and the one we are expecting in March
These are the two we have now. Andrew you have met before,standing in front of Deb and Michaels' tree, helping with the give away. He is my joy.

This is the latest addition, Mollie Ann. We waited a long time for her and are so thankful she has arrived. She came on November 2, this year.(her mommy isn't going to like this picture but it is the only one I had of her, and I can't scan------yet)

I am thankful I have a back door for my friends to come through. For the friends that literally come through that door I feel blessed to have you. The girls in my card group that I have played with for 27 years, I am thankful for each of you. Linda A, Linda Y, Betty R, Regina J, Fran M, and Regina M, thank you for 27 years of fun times. The girls in my domino group. Dottie, Shirley, Janie, Mary, and Angela, thank you for the good lunches and the good laughs. There is Sharon, who owns the best prim store in Tn, The Speckled Hen, Carol who is my kindred spirit, and has been with me through highs and lows. For Linda B and there are many more, but I just wanted to hit a few.
For the people I have met in blogland and on the forums thank you for coming into my life. I am thankful for facilities that care for your loved ones when you no longer can.I am thankful for my sister in law Margaret, who is like the sister I never had.
I am thankful for our  men and women in uniform who have fought and are still fighting to keep us free. I am thankful for their families who sacrifice them to do their job. I am thankful for my Aunt Annie, who turned 90 and still loves life.
See what I mean? It could go on and on, but I think you understand how thankful I am.
Well I am thankful for a lot more than I have named, but I can't post a thankful blog without one more picture of the sweet rottie who lives here. Here he is with my friend Sharon. Do you think he likes her?

I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving and remember to cherish your time together.
Before you go out Through My Back Door I want to sneak in a little Christmas. I am finished with my decorating and have been listening to Christmas music for two weeks, but don't tell anybody, they'll think there's something wrong with me. sssshhhhh!

Yes the woodcarver and Deb did this. I love the flying santa, he is different. I think Amanda came up with that design.
 This is just a shot of the greatroom with a few decorations.
 Well Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.


  1. What a wonderful list of thankfulness!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Betty! I am thankful to have met you over the Internet!! HUGS!!

  2. Great post, Betty! Mollie Ann is just too cute! I know you are all enjoying her. Your Christmas tree is beautiful and the room looks great! I'm so thankful that I've had the pleasure of becoming your online friend. I hope we get to meet in person someday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

  3. Sweet post, Betty. We have so much to be thankful. Your greatroom looks beautiful.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving,

  4. Betty, we are all so blessed aren't we? Little Mollie is so sweet! I love your Christmas decor, it's all beautiful!
    I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    God bless!

  5. Wonderful post. You do have a lot to be thankful for....I am thankful to have met you in cyberspace.

    Your Christmas decorations look wonderful.

  6. Betty,
    Mollie is a keeper! What a cutie! I am thankful for your friendship, too. I enjoy our visits especially the ones at the Hen.


  7. Betty,

    I enjoyed your blog pics and posts. You have a beautiful home and spirit. You have beautiful Christmas displays, too.

    May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and every Holy Day in the future.


  8. Good Morning Betty!!

    You certainly have lots in your life to be thankful for! And each and everyone that you are thankful for I am sure you are on the tops of their lists as well.....I know your on mine!

    I am VERY thankful to have met you, first on a forum where you pm'd me.......and it took off running from joined my blog...and other forums and we chatted on the phone and soon I will actually be coming through that back door of yours!.....YOU are a very SPECIAL friend!

    Great post as always girlie!!
    Hugs to you,

  9. LoVe all that you are thankful for. We should all be so lucky! Your family is beautiful. I LoVe the picture of your great room. Gorgeous! I am sure your Christmas was everything you wanted & more.
    Warm hugs Marg


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