Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giving Thanks after Thanksgiving

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Today’s Blog Post

Giving Thanks after Thanksgiving
It hit me this weekend… our family is growing as they get bigger and more mature! It won’t be long until we cannot have everyone sit around the same table for a celebration over food.

As I sat watching our Grandkids at one meal I realized that in a short few years when the Grandsons and our Granddaughter start bringing their Girlfriends and Boyfriends along with them… we will need a table setting that has 18 places at it!!!

Now that is just the immediate family. But we have adopted four more from another family; Bob, Eunice, Juneau and Lina. That will make 6 more when these kids bring their friends as well. Then this weekend Alida and I added three more kids as our Grandkids plus their mom and dad. That makes a possible 8 more.

Within a short period of time we will be at 32 at our table. Yesterday we had 21 at the table!!!

We need another house for sure! And with that, a much larger dinning room table!

But that is what our family is all about. Lots of us together and more food than one can imagine.

Before beginning our meal yesterday Doug Lindsay, my fellow father-in-law, asked each person from young to old to give thanks for whatever they would like. Each person said something. Some of it was funny and others very serious.

My mom at 90 expressed her appreciation to still be alive and being able to enjoy all or her family! Mrs. Jung, Bob Seung Jung’s mom, also in her 80s said much the same thing in Korean.

It was family meeting each other again over food. The bond is greater than ever before. The kids have fun together and the adults laugh a lot.

For these reasons I think our Grandkids will bring their new Girlfriends and Boyfriends to our house.

Our Grandson Jonathan paid me one the greatest compliments ever when he said, “Grandpa is a 16 year old guy trapped in a 67 year body!” – then they all laughed loudly. He continued with, “Grandma is a 40 year old trapped in a 65 year old body! And Christopher said she is HOT!” Peals of laughter came with his declaration.

We are F-A-M-I-L-Y! And I am blessed in so many ways.

I give Thanks today that I am alive and so happy. I am so blessed in so many ways. I am healthy and ready for the next stages of retirement. I am busy and able to do whatever I hope or dream to do.

This has been a great, great weekend together – Thanksgiving 2011! Thanks F-A-M-I-L-Y!

~ Murray Lincoln ~

 Alida, Dana, Eunice and Rachel - our cooks and serevers

 Doug and Sandra Lindsay - fellow parents-in-law

 Above - Our Grand-dog... below Pies by Sandra Lindsay - mmmm - mmmm - MMH!

But what is a Canadian Thanksgiving without Tim Hortons joining us!

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