Thankful Thursday

“I also love that the word ‘Thanksgiving’ brings together two great ideas- thanks and giving- that we can celebrate every day of the year.”

~Marlo Thomas
I have definitely been celebrating and practicing both of those ideas this week.  These couple of days I have been working hard to finish up a granny square blanket that I started for an elderly lady I know.  (I’ll call her Miss J).  As I have mentioned before, I never had the opportunity to get to know my grandparents on either side of my family.  However, when I think about what my grandmothers must have been like and would have been like as grandmothers, Miss J comes to mind.
I met her once when I was a child and then we met again shortly after I discovered I was pregnant with Moo.  I was volunteering at a nonprofit in my hometown and we just kind of established a silent bond.  Miss J has spunk, sass, elegance and absolutely zero tolerance for foolishness.  She allows no one to make excuses for anything.  That’s one of the things I love most about her.
She also has impeccable style and an enchanting smile that melts your heart.  So, when I heard her family had placed her a nursing home facility due a decline in her health, I immediately wanted to do something special for her.  I decided to use my talent of crochet to make her blanket.  Making this blanket is my way to give her a reminder that I am always thinking about her.
Honestly, I wish I had a winning lottery ticket because I would surely bust her out of that nursing home and take care of her.  She’s just that special to me and Moo.  So, this week I am thankful for the opportunity to show Miss J how she is loved.  I’m thankful and blessed to have be in a position to give to someone who has come to hold a near and dear place in my heart forever!
What are you thankful for this week?

1 Comment

  1. Alicia

    March 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Aww… Miss J sounds like a lovely person. Isn't it always nice when you connect with someone who is older?! I always find that they make great mentors. I'm sure she'll appreciate the blanket.

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