Spent the day washing nic-nacs, cleaning house...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Spookwriter, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Something I don't get much time to do, and I have to admit that my
    wife does the most of it.

    But today I took the time to help her as we prepare for Thanksgiving
    and the Christmas season. Our tree goes up the week after the turkey.

    I have to say I really enjoyed myself as we washed all the nic nacs, polished
    the wood...shined the mirrors.

    For so many years it was only me and my wife. Our daughter was born late in
    lafe. So we ended up with some high end junk in the house. Nic-nac's, paintings,
    mirrors. We pretty much have a glass house. At least a glass living room.

    As we cleaned them, we talked about how we got this one or that one. Some of
    this stuff we've had for thirty years. A lot of memories my wife and I have had

    A lifetime of wonderful memories that she's given me. And I hope that I've been
    able to give her wonderful memories of her own.

    As I head into this holiday season, the thing I am most thankful for is my wife and
    daughter. How rich they've made my life.

    They've truly made it worth the living.

    We've laughed. And we've cried. We've buried loved ones, and we've seen the
    miracle of life. We've been together since high school. I guess now we're growing
    old together.

    How wonderful that is.

    I'm thankful for the food that we have, the table we have to put it on, and the roof
    over our head. I'm grateful for the friends that will share our dinner.

    But most of all, I'm thankful for my family.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    You're a great man. [​IMG]
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Spooky, I have always known you were honorable from your posts, but this just proves it. [​IMG]
  4. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    That was lovely Spook.
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I wish your wife could read your posts. Very touching spook.

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