I cooked, I made a ham, dressing, cornbread muffins, biscuits, roasted butternut squash with garlic and parsley, green beans and sweet potato french fries. I cooked for our family, Grandpa, Uncle Scott and his lovely girlfriend Leanne. I am thankful that I was able to cook, also thankful that if I truly frakked up the meal there would still be food to serve (albeit frozen pizza). It will be a month tomorrow that we lost my M-I-L, my surrogate mom, Sean and Evelyn’s grandma. However, life goes on and we are living as she would want us to. We are celebrating as she would command and demand that we do, much like my mother! I have two framed pictures on my mantle. One is of my Mother the other is of my Mother in law. I glory the fact that I had these women in my life and I’m grieving that they are gone. I am bloody grateful for my family, my husband and our children. For my family and the people who mean so much to me I am truly thankful.