What are you thankful for?

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November 23rd, a day of Thanks for all Americans is also my husband’s birthday. I am thankful for being in the right place at the right time to find him. Thirty three years later, I am still in love with this man.

Our son, David is in the air as I type this, on his way to Japan to attend Akikio's (his fiancé) sisters wedding. I am thankful for this boy who has turned into a wonderful man and even though his father went to school almost every day that he did, David still turned out to be quite a guy.



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Our daughter, Valencia recently graduated from Central Piedmont Community College as an Echo-Tech and has the job of her dreams.
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She has a terrific husband and two beautiful sons. I am grateful for their happiness and bountiful love of family.

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I was born in the richest country in the world, a country where I can make my voice heard and not be imprisoned if my opinion doesn’t square with those in power. My husband and I long ago decided that we would raise our children in a small town instead of my home town of Miami, Fl to better impress on them true family and community values. I am grateful that these options are available to us and all Americans.

I often ask myself what I have done to deserve these blessings and can never find any other answer except that I did nothing, it has been through the grace of God that I can count my blessings and share them with the family I so dearly love. May each and every one of you enjoy your day of Thanks and take a little time to sit back and count your blessings.

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Beautiful entry, Momo

I am thankful for a wonderful wife (and widow to BlueNC) who I've been married to for 19 years, for a deliriously happy daughter, for a son in NYC who makes a difference in the lives of at-risk boys every day.

I am thankful for Sally Greene who introduced Lance and Targator to me, moving BlueNC from possibility to reality.

I am thankful for all the amazing people I'm meeting here, people like you, who are so committed to the common good that it takes my breath away. More than 10,600 unique visitors have stopped by BlueNC in November!

I am thankful for North Carolina.

Goodness, I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful that you posted this entry so we can all stop and notice our blessings.

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Thank you A

I debated on posting it here because it was so personal. In the end, my feeling of being home here won out.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Aww sweetie pie.

I love your entry.

Jane was looking over my shoulder and saw all the wonderful pictures . . . and then she asked me why that sort of thing happens? The answer is so simple: We're family and community.

Plus, you saved me the work of coming up with a "what are you thankful for" entry and did ten times better than I ever could have.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear!

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I'm thankful for

each and every one of you. I have a little post I'm putting up later, but this has been an amazing 11 months.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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SD, don't know if i've told you enough

how thankful i am for all your help and encouragement, don't think I could ever tell you "Thank you" enough...

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Oh God, our father,

we are thankful for this day and our many blessings...and as the chill sea wind blows the rain tonight and leaves swirl around our windows, I am thankful. I am thankful for my wonderful wife, our family and friends and to be warm and well fed and not have too many worries or disappointments to deal with. I am thankful for the fire in our fireplace and the scented candles my lovely wife scatters about our home. It gives me peace top see our cats stretch out across the foot of the bed awaiting our warmth.

I am especially thankful for all the fine men and women who are serving in our armed forces...wherever they may be...and I ask daily for their safe return to their families.

I'm thankful to all of you who have proven to me there are yet men and women of courage and dedication willing to stand for what's right, yet listen and respond courteously to those who may disagree. A rare commodity...anywhere, much less in the blogosphere.

My thanks to all...

Stan Bozarth

Stan, I am so grateful

for your friendship and help in my time of obvious need.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Goodness, Stan

I could sure use you at dinner tomorrow for saying the grace!

J

PS Did you and Nan survive all the the storminess okay?

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We did

Anglico, but it was a wild ride!

I am thankful

for my wife of six years, which seems so few compared to y'all, to the wonderful two kids we have (so far). I'm thankful that I will NEVER be bored with these two incredible kids, who have enough energy to power a small village all by themselves.

I'm thankful that my folks are still hanging in there and that my kids have had the opportunity to KNOW four great-grandparents and one great-great-grandparent.

I'm thankful that I followed that link from Anglico's comments on his first "Burning the flag" diary to find BlueNC - and, that I came back.

Mostly, though, I'm thankful that for the first time in 5 years I have hope. Hope for a better government and a better country and a better world. Hope.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I'm thankful

for every single member of my family. My father died when my youngest brother (you all know him) was only twelve years old. I thankful for my mother who is 92 today. I think she did an outstanding job right by herself, but she doesn't agree. She says her children had to rear themselves, because she had to work. I think somebody did a pretty good job. I think my brothers chose the perfect wives for themselves and for the rest of us. I am so very thankful for my two wonderful children. They also selected great spouses. And I am ESPECIALLY thankful for my five beautiful grandchildren. Be very careful or I may start talking about them. I guess I am one of the luckiest people in the world, because I love and like everybody in my family. Say a special prayer for my son-in-law who has gone over there for the third holiday season out of the last five. I am thankful for you all who tried to keep me sane during the election and I love all of you.

Lovex7

92!

Happy Birthday to your mom . . . she did a great job!

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92 years old

Larry's mother is the same age and both of our fathers worked at the post office. I think he belongs in Congress with that DNA. I tried to edit my last posts, but I was denied access. I guess you all can figure it out even with the mistakes.

Lovex7

Momo.

you always do such a beautiful job. I would have sent piectures too, but I didn't think the thread would be long enough. What a beautiful family you have. I haven't been married in so long I don't remember what it was like. God bless you and yours.

Lovex7

Love....I look forward to the day we meet

so I can give you a big hug! It has been a pleasure blogging with you and receiving all the love and encouragement you so often sent my way. Dear Love, I count you among my many blessings as I count all the regulars here at BlueNC. I haven't been blogging here very long, but I feel that this is my home base and that there are people here that care about America and our rights and freedoms as much or more than I do.

Thanks you all for welcoming me in with warm and loving arms. Thank you for accepting me into this community and educating me along the way. Thank you for the advice given freely when I asked for it and when I just needed it.

I am honored and humbled by you all...YOU are the reason that America is the greatest country in the world!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

BlueNC is someplace special

I wonder if people at MyDD and DailyKos went through this phase where they felt like they were losing their "coffee club" to a bunch of outsiders?
; )

We're getting 100s of visitors a day, but I guess many of them aren't commenting. So, until then, we can keep acting like a bunch of brothers and sisters talking and occasinally arguing things out with each other.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I hope we never change that, no matter how many come

I'm loving all the new voices. So many people with so many great ideas and challenging thoughts. Will R., for example, permanently keeps me on my toes. I'm so glad I had time to talk with him at ConvergeSouth, and I'm very glad he's keeping us bookmarked.

And your ideas and enthusiasm are so contagious, I'm even thinking of jumping on the Edwards bandwagon. Of course I'll have to overcome one of my main principles in life (I always resist what everyone else is in favor of. I know, it's pathological.)

I could go on, and I will when I have more time.

But until then, I just want to say thank you again and again and again.

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ha!!!

(I always resist what everyone else is in favor of. I know, it's pathological.)

I went to see Saving Private Ryan on its last day in the theaters (about a year after it came out) and NEVER saw Titanic precisely for the reason you mention. I am, as Jerry Jeff would say, Contrary to Ordinary.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

What a lovely diary Momo

I am thankful for so much, most importantly the love of family and friends, their health, our eight wonderful catters, BlueNC and OAC, and HOPE!

This is a wonderful diary, Mo.

I'm late in posting, as usual, I'm running on Lcloud standard time.

I am so thankful for my family - my husband, how we found each other is a miracle, but we did, and I thank all the Gods who have names and many who don't every day that he is here with me; my son, who is wise beyond his 17 years and just as foolish. He changed my life when I was 29 years old, and keeps changing it to this day.

I'm grateful that for the first time in twenty years, my two brothers and their families live within 10 minutes of me. They seemed so much younger than me when we were growing up, but are now my best friends and closest allies; they chose for their wives women I would have chosen as my sisters if I had such a right, and have the most rambunctious, intelligent, funny group of neices and nephews any aunt could ever wish for.

I'm thankful that mother,an incredibly independent, intelligent, uppity, aggravating, annoying, loving white-haired woman of 78, was liberated before anyone heard of "women's liberation". She thought nothing of traveling to Europe, Korea and Japan by herself in the 50's before she got married, declaring that she wasn't going to tie herself down to someone and have babies before she knew what the world was about. She met my dad, and at 29, she married him. She continued to do what she wanted to; designing and building (by herself) an addition to our house) while she raised five children.

I'm thankful that my parents both taught me to speak my mind.

I'm thankful for communities like this one, both on and offline where progressive (dare I say it) liberal thinking people come together and work out ideas. It's so exciting to me.

I'm thankful a whole lot more, but I've got a bunch of potatoes to peel.

And I'm thankful for those, too.

Peace, and bright blessings to all of you.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

I'm thankful for my daughters

My youngest, Emily, made breakfast this morning. Ham and cheese corn muffins and fruit. I helped her cut the ham, but she did the rest while I worked on other food related tasks. How nice to have breakfast prepared and served by my sweetie. I'll share her recipe later.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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