Like many women on this day, I am up making preparations for the family feast at four o’clock. Thanks to Paul’s Fruit Market who provided the bulk of the food. And thanks to my chef son who’s coming early to whip potatoes and make my mother’s banana pudding.
When thinking about a Thanksgiving Day blog, I thought about being creative, but the day doesn’t lend itself to that. What am I thankful for? My family, of course—four children and their spouses, eight grandchildren with one on the way, and of course my husband.
Once at a church service, each person in the congregation gave thanks out loud. My father said he was thankful for “health.” At the time (I was much younger), I didn’t understand it. Today I do, especially after the October we had this year. I’m thankful today for my health and my husband’s health. I’m thankful we joined Baptist/Milestone Wellness Center.
I’m also thankful I’m healthy enough to ride American Saddlebred horses. Premier Stables is so much fun, and I’m thankful they’ve let me ride champion horses this year. I’m thankful my granddaughter has discovered the love of riding at Zubrod Stables and that my daughter has rediscovered it at Showtime Stables. Most of all, I’m thankful for a job that provides the extra money for my “horse fix.”
Finally, I’m thankful for my writing buddies—you know who you are—and my ability to write, grow as a writer, and produce, I hope, quality romance novels. As the day begins, along with my other Ladies of Legend authors, we find our boxed set of Legend novels and novellas in the top 100 romance books at Amazon. Love in a Small Town has caught the imagination of readers who long for the simplicity of love and family.