A Family Album of Thanksgiving

Susie Lundau has invited me to a hastag party called the #Blessed Project. I am honored to be one of the guests and dedicate this blog to the Thanksgiving I have for my wonderful family. Click on this link to join Susie at her party! https://susielindau.com/2016/11/22/join-the-blessed-project-and-link-up-your-blog/.

So let’s jump right in.

I am thankful for a loving wife and companion of 49 years, a vision from the day I first laid eyes on her.


I am thankful that we have enjoyed relatively good health through all these years. She remains the beautiful blue-eyed beauty that I fell so quickly for those many years ago.


I am thankful for a wonderful daughter who has raised a family while at the same time, having a very successful career. She has remained close to us and calls us often to give us updates on  their lives and a feeling that we are still a big part of her life.


Thankful that she found a wonderful husband who has also worked hard to raise two children.


I am thankful for a marvelous son who is such a tender soul. He has taught me what courage and determination is all about as he has lived his life with a difficult handicap and several adversities long the way. He is pictured here with his nieces. He is very devoted to his family.


So devoted, in fact, he still hangs with his father even when the latter has his episodes of 60’s flashbacks!


I am thankful for two terrific granddaughters who bring me such joy and happiness and pride. They are a treasure in every sense of the word.


I am thankful for my sister-in-law (my wife’s sister) who has truly become the sister I never had. She and her husband continue to shower kindness on us every day.


And lastly, I am thankful for these two furry bundles of joy who on real cold nights burrow way down under the covers to keep our feet warm!


And thanks to you, Susie, for helping remind me of the many blessings I have had throughout the years. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

About Al

Retired from a couple of professions, trying my hand at writing about the events in our lives.
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50 Responses to A Family Album of Thanksgiving

  1. Such a beautiful album!! Lots of best wishes to you and your family!! 🙂

  2. angelanoelauthor says:

    I don’t know why, but reading your post made my eyes well up. Could be that it’s very early morning and the first cup of coffee has yet to have its effect; but it could also be that such great and sincere love is always affecting. Happy Holidays to you!

  3. sarsm says:

    Your wife is truly stunning!!!! Thank you for referring me to this post it’s exactly what family is all about. Thank you for sharing this beautiful insight into your family and thank you too for your thoughtful comments on my blog.

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  5. Maggie C says:

    Beautiful #Blessed list. It’s wonderful to be close to family. Thanks for sharing your blessings.

  6. A loving family is one of the best gifts in the world. Thanks for sharing your gratefulness.

  7. Miriam says:

    What a beautiful family you have. I’m glad I found your lovely, heartfelt post, thanks to Susie. Blessings to you and yours from Australia.

  8. ❤ always for you my Bro, Patti and your lovely family. ❤

  9. Ginny Henderson says:

    Always enjoy your thoughts snd memories when you sit and write from your heart! Your entire family is truly blessed and we wish you all.. even the fur balls – a wondrrful happy day .
    Xo ginny and mike

  10. Grannymar says:

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, AL & Patti,, surrounded by those you love and treasure!

  11. Jeri Moore says:

    What a sweet expression of thankfulness – beautiful family and adorable cuddly pups. Happy Thanksgiving Al, Patty and family. XOXO

  12. mhood611 says:

    Wonderful sentiments and photos. Gratitude all around!

  13. Lisa says:

    Dad, this makes me feel so blessed! Love you and can’t wait to see you and Mom tomorrow!

  14. Al,
    Love your story and family. Thanks.
    All very beautiful. A great tribute to you and your wife. Love those dogs!
    Happy and safe holidays!

  15. pegoleg says:

    What a wonderful list! You are truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving, Al.

    • Al says:

      Thanks, Peg. Hope you and the hubby have a wonderful weekend. We have a little extra to be thankful for if you catch me drift……

      • pegoleg says:

        I made the 2 hour drive to pick up out oldest at O’Hare yesterday. After several flight delays, we got back home at 4am. Yikes! I made her do the drive this afternoon to get her sister, but it was smooth sailing and they just got home. We’re leaving the office right now to meet our kids for dinner, then home to get ready for hosting my husband’s family tomorrow.

        We will all be together, so everything is fabulous!

  16. You are indeed blessed with a beautiful family.

  17. Carolyn w says:

    You and your family are blessed.

  18. Robby Robison says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Al and Patty…. love the pictures, you DO have buckets full of things for which to be thankful……..And we are thankful that we have you two for friends….XXXXXXX


    • Al says:

      And Patty and I feel blessed that we reconnected with you and got to know Rob. Seems a long time ago that I used to pass you in the hall and go Wow! (I still do, just don’t tell Patty or Rob!) Happy Thanksgiving. See you in the spring!

  19. Tricia says:

    Beautiful tribute Al to your beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving!

    You look good as a 60’s hippie btw…;)

  20. pattisj says:

    What lovely people in your album. It does appear Mrs. Al’s–because I can’t remember the correct spelling of her name–beautiful blue eyes have been carried on down the line. We have much for which to give thanks!

  21. susielindau says:

    Woohoo! You nailed it, Al. What a great tribute to your beautiful family. I love your list and your photos. Thanks for joining the #Blessed Project!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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