Thanksgiving 2008 was wonderful. My final menu was:
Marinated Turkey Tenderloins
Dressing & Gravy
Oh my goodness, it was delicious! Everyone ate until they were full. Deniska ate and ate! Bless his heart, I think he finally got full. He had all 3 desserts!
At the table, after grace, we went around and said what we were thankful for today.
Nikolai was thankful for Mama fixing such a good meal.
Deniska was thankful for Papa helping them clean house this morning.
Mama was thankful for her 2 boys and Papa.
Papa was thankful we had a home.
It was a time of reflection for me on my own childhood. I miss my parents during the holidays. I especially thought of my mother, since this is the first Thanksgiving without her. I found myself going to her house several times during the past week just to look, as if I was trying to find her.