The Older Sister / And For This….. | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


The last thing that I wanted to do right now was write a post. I just remembered that I had one due. My heart wasn’t in it. My family lost a dear, dear friend today. My heart is broken.

I sat and tried to think of something, anything that I could write about. It’s Thanksgiving. How could I possibly be thankful for anything when we have lost such a wonderful friend? But then I thought, how could I not be thankful?

My husband was friends with Dan for 60 years. They grew up together. He was his best friend’s big brother. I knew Dan for 43 years. My girls knew Uncle Dan their entire lives. He was a part of our family. We loved him. We shared so many memories.

What I am thankful for today is the fact that we had such a wonderful friend. Nobody could read Fox in Sox like Dan could. Just ask my oldest daughter. Nobody could fling you around a dance floor like Dan could. Just ask anyone who was lucky enough to be out with him on a dance floor. Nobody had a smile like Dan. He would light up a room with his smile.

I know this post has absolutely nothing to do with health and fitness. What it has to do with is thankfulness and isn’t that what today is all about? I have a husband that is everything to me. He has been the center of my world for 43 years. We have four beautiful daughters who make every day amazing. We have four sons-in-law who make it easy for us to sleep at night because we know that our daughters are so well cared for. We have four absolutely awesome grandchildren who are the lights of our life. We have family and friends who we love and cherish. We have a home and food and money for the things we need. We are blessed.

We have our health and that is a precious gift. Not everyone is as blessed. I try every day to work on being a better person both physically and mentally. We all should try to keep as fit as we can.

I am lucky enough to have so many wonderful people and things in my life. God has truly blessed me and for this, I am truly thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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