We have so many things for which to be thankful this year. Yesterday we went down to Snohomish and spent our first Thanksgiving ever with our biggest blessings:
Abby cooked her first Thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. It was probably one of the most relaxed Thanksgivings I've had in a long time. I didn't have to do a thing!
I was also able to deliver some knitted goodies to her. Her cable and rib jacket was all finished, including the zipper, and I'm happy to report it fit her perfectly:
I also delivered her Coriolis birthday socks:
They turned out just a little large for her, especially in the heel, but I think they'll suffice for keeping her toes toasty on these damp, cool Pacific Northwest winter mornings.
I especially want to give thanks this year for my mother-in-law, Ruth.
Despite some very difficult odds, she managed to raise a wonderful, caring son (along with 4 other wonderful children). She's been a kind, compassionate mother-in-law to me for over 37 years. On Thanksgiving day she suffered a heart attack. At first they didn't think the damage was too great, but further tests showed significant damage to her heart. She has been declining rapidly over the past few months and her doctor has recommended that she begin receiving hospice care. She's still in the hospital, but the hope is that in the next few days she'll be able to return to the adult care home that she's been living in for the past few years. They are set up to care for her there and it will be a familiar place to her. We are all praying for peace and a comfortable, pain-free situation for her as she enters into the last days of her life.