Hansen family of six!

Hansen family of six!
Home with Emmi

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A bittersweet Thanksgiving

On Saturday, our usual Thanksgiving since Billy usually has to work, was wonderful. I love to have everyone over and enjoy food and fellowship. Everyone has to do my corny tradition, which by the way we have done for 8 years now. We talk about how at one point the pilgrims had only 5 kernels of corn and no one died of starvation. So we all have 5 kernels of corn on our plate and share 5 things we are thankful for in the last year. It is so good to reflect on the year and hear all God is doing in everyones lives and all the blessings we have. It is a blessing to be able to do it every year.

This year was the hardest for me. I really thought Emmi would be home and when it came my time to share I was overwhelmed with emotion. So another holiday goes by without our sweetie. But how grateful am I for the people in my life right now and I am always reminding myself that God is in control, I have no control and life is good now. But we do miss Emmi. The good news is in one week I will be on the way to Haiti with my oldest son, Willy. I am so looking forward to time with him and with Emmi. See life is good!

I hope you all had a wonderful time of feasting and love. After being to Haiti twice and sitting at our table full of food, I was extremely blessed to be in this country, even with all the junk going on. Those of us born in America are very blessed and need to find out why we were born here and how we can reach out to the less fortunate.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends. Sending love from the Hansen's!