Sunday, October 26, 2008


I am grateful that Erin is at Stanford with her husband and some of the best doctors in the world, and that her children are being cared for and loved by their Grammy.

For the strong parents I had and for them showing Ron and I through example what a loving family is and the importance of being part of a family. For showing me how to love, live, give, share, cook, rejoice in God, be a wife and mother, grandmother, that less is more, how to care for ailing family and friends and how to leave this world with dignity and grace.

For my daughters Jennifer and Theresa, their health, happiness, creativity and the joy they bring to David and I.

For being given the special gift of grand-parenthood and all the delights and joys that fill my heart through Justin and Jacob.

I am grateful for the special friendship and sisterhood Deb and I share. For being given the gift of a sister through Ron. And for a brother like Ron who certainly keeps us a;; entertained and loved. For my sister girlfriends Rose, Barbara, Verona, Averill, and Paulette who came into my life after moving from the SF peninsula. And for my long-time friends Kathy, Cathy and Donna; the bond we have will tie us together forever.

For two son-in-laws like John and Shawn who bring so much into our lives and the love and caring they have for our daughters as husbands. I couldn't have picked better sons myself.

For family and friends who fill our lives with love and laughter and who are always there in good times and in bad. For having been given the gift of true friendship. It is something we treasure.

I am most grateful for my husband David who came into my life 27 years ago at a moment I needed a real friend as he did. For being blessed to recognize that it was safe to believe in love again and to trust in a life together with him. For the past 25 years of marriage and all the joys and sorrors that has brought, and all the memories we have made together as a family.
For Riley, Poopie, Scruffy and Meiling and the entertainment and love they bring to our household.


Sarah said...

You have a lot to be thankful for!

I am thankful you are my friend. I feel very blessed.

Ron said...

I was so busy on Sunday, cooking for the men's retreat and then immediately after running to rehearsal for the play. I thought of you as I was preparing the food and a couple of the guys helping said, "You ought to through one of those 3 to 4 course Italian dinners you talked about in your witness at the last retreat. At that point I mentioned you and what a wonderful chef you were. You prepare food like you treat your family and friends, with loving care. Beautiful post. God Bless you.