Monday, November 20, 2017

I'm Back and Happy Thanksgiving

pixabay.com
THANK YOU ALL for your support and well wishes. When my brother-in-law passed he was seventy-four, which by today's standards is still young, but he truly had a wonderful life and no regrets. Each day was full and counted. He was loved, respected and had a career he was passionate about. I have no doubts that at this very moment he is enjoying his next cycle of life and figuring out what he can do to help someone else.  I'm not going to wish him Rest In Peace because he was much too exuberant and full of life for that so I'll just say Godspeed, Don.

Since this is Thanksgiving week, I'm going offline again to spend time with family.
I hope yours is safe, happy and filled with love.




62 comments:

  1. That was a great tribute to your brother-in-law. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the time with your family. Hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  2. A truly lovely tribute to what sounds like a lovely man.
    I hope that your Thanksgiving is wonderful. It is a holiday we don't have - and one I would happily adopt.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, EC. He was a pillar of the family.
      Come over and celebrate with us:)

      Delete
  3. That's a nice tribute. Enjoy your disconnected time with your family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Andrew. It was great seeing my daughter and SIL again.

      Delete
  4. Such a lovely tribute to your brother-in-law Sandra. Enjoy the time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Barbara.
      Thanksgiving was good:)

      Delete
  5. A wonderful tribute to your brother=in- law Sandra.
    Happy Thanksgiving also.

    Yvonne.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Yvonne. He was a wonderful person.
      And thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes;)

      Delete
  6. A lovely tribute to what sounds like a wonderful person.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful tribute to your brother-in-law. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, CJ. He was a special person.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was wondrous.

      Delete
  8. Embrace those wonderful memories to help you through this tough time. JQ Rose

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have armfuls to embrace. Thank you, JQ.

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. Thank you, Adam. I trust yours was wonderful.

      Delete
  10. He's in Heaven making a difference there.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He's probably coming up with all sorts of new and innovative ideas;)

      Delete
  11. Great tribute indeed. Hope a happy Thanksgiving is had at your pad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Pat. Thanksgiving was lovely.

      Delete
  12. Great tribute. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jamie. I appreciate that.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

      Delete
  13. A sweet tribute. Have a sweet and peaceful Thanksgiving!
    hughugs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Donna.
      Our Thanksgiving was a good one. Hope yours was as well.

      Delete
  14. A beautiful picture to go with what you wrote. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope people, in the States, remember what Thanksgiving is about on Friday

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Birgit. I liked that picture too.
      We were in NYC Friday. OMG.

      Delete
  15. I think Godspeed is perfect, Sandra. He sounds like a wonderful man and yes, I think he will be very busy.

    Wishing you a peaceful and loving Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jeanie, for both the lovely words and the heartfelt wishes.

      Delete
  16. This was a fabulous tribute to Don. How fortunate you got to know him so well, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Sandra. I also hope yours is safe, healthy, and enjoyable for you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. We were lucky to have him in the family.
      Our Thanksgiving was all of the above. I hope yours was too, dear Elizabeth.

      Delete
  17. Welcome back and glad you can relax a little and spend time with family. What a wonderful way to recognize your brother-in-law. As always you were missed. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks:) We got to spend Thanksgiving with the baby girl and SIL. I missed y'all too, Rockin Ro.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was glorious.

      Delete
  18. I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sandra, that was such a great tribute to your brother-in-law.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy this special time with your family.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  20. Have a great holiday, nice to hear from you

    ReplyDelete
  21. happy thanksgiving to you and your family sandra; safe journeys if you travel ~~~~~~~~~~

    frankie N cap'n; heerz ta noe bass terd turkee N pie oh plentee ☺☺☺♥♥♥♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The safe journey came in handy:)
      Franky, Captain, Faux Paw and Belle gorged on kibble.
      The dog tried real hard to gorge on the turkey.

      Delete
  22. Dearest Sandra, this is a beautiful sentiment to Don. Beautifully said.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...enjoy 🍁🍂🍁

    Big Hugs 💮

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Jan.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was the best one ever and that your family is healthy.

      Delete
  23. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful tribute to your brother-in-law. Sounds like he lived life to the fullest. Always sad to lose someone we love.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He certainly did, Jess.
      Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes. Hope yours was the same.

      Delete
  25. A beautiful tribute!!! Happy Thanksgiving my wonderful friend! Big Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Stacy. Hope yours was.

      Delete
  26. Just thought I'd take a peek in to say hello while watching The Price is Right, and wishing you and the family well! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs...RO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was happy.
      Hugs,

      Delete
  27. Awesome words about Don. ☺ Happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  28. So sorry for your loss. Happy Thanksgiving though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Christine.
      Hope your Thanksgiving was happy too.

      Delete
  29. Beautifully said. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

      Delete
  30. Welcome back and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    ReplyDelete