Saturday, November 30, 2013

So thankful for my family

This was the children's table at our celebration. 
And here are the adults. (Picture taken by our oldest granddaughter)   We were missing the rest of our family.  It is so nice to have our one son and his family for Thanksgiving this year.  When they lived out West they didn't come home at Thanksgiving. 
Now, can you guess what this is a picture of.  I was standing there looking at this and it took me a little time to figure out what it was.  Now blown up it is easier.  It's Goose sitting on her feet while she is eating dinner.
Funny, isn't it.
Our Thanksgiving was simple but nice.  On Friday we went to see our Mom's
While you are saying prayers for Nana Diana's cute little grandson that is so sick, can you PLEASE pray for my grandson.  He was visiting other relatives in New York.  He first got sick there but got better.  They flew home to Colorado on Thanksgiving Day.  He got really ill on the flight and all night long.  The next day (yesterday) and was admitted to Children's with pneumonia.  His oxygen levels were in the 70's and he was really struggling.  The doctor said that if he hadn't had a flu would have been much worse.  He is doing better but on oxygen.  If he gets to come home he will also be on oxygen when he does.  The altitude there doesn't help matters.  So say a little prayer for him.  Actually my daughter, son in law, and granddaughter are all under the weather.  It must be the same virus.  We are hoping and praying that my SIL's parents do not get this.  They are in their 80's. 
So that's our Thanksgiving.    P.S.  If you want to read my preaching about flu shots read on.

When my grandson's doctor said his pneumonia would have been a lot worse had he not had his flu shot, brought back memories.  Most of you will remember that my cousin died almost three years ago to H1N1.  It was an terrible death.  When she got sick,   It started out as pneumonia.  Her lungs continued to get worse.   She was strong but the lungs wouldn't rebound. 
My message to you is.....please get your flu shots.  Yes, there can be complications but most can be reversed....  If you feel like you have pneumonia, get to the doctor.  Please do not let your family go through what our family had to endure.


Lutka And Co. said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving photos! Sending prayers for your grandson and Nana Diana's grandson for speedy recoveries!

Julia said...

What a beautiful picture of your family at Thanksgiving. Such beautiful children...

Thanks for the advice I already got my flu shot.

I'm sending prayers for your grandson and Nana's grandson for healing. God bless.

Dewena Callis said...

Debbie, I always look for the sweet grins of those darling children at the top of your blog. And that picture of your granddaughter sitting on her bare feet is darling, ought to be submitted to a contest!

I take my flu shot each year, my husband refuses. I have the pneumonia shot too.

Will continue to pray for Diana's Charles. and so many other sick little children I've heard of lately. My own little granddaughter had fever this week and yes, I know all little children go through these bugs but I had to warn them, as her grandmother, to be watchful and not just assume it was minor.

I'm so glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh my goodness I will say a prayer for your grand-son.
What a darling. And thanks for the warning...we get our flu shots here.
Thanks for sharing this important info.

Loretta Thomas said...

Oh Debbie, what a lovely lovely family you have! The children are such darlings! When I saw the pic, I knew they were her little feet!!! We sure hope your family gets better. Sickness is so unpredictable and extremely hard on children. Sending prayers and many Hugs your way and for your family. Take good care my dear friend! XX

Susie said...

Hi Debby,
My g.daughter just left an hour I can catch up on visiting some blogs. I am glad your g.son is better and Diana's also. Life is full of scary things, it's good we have each other to help with many prayers. I truly believe in them. Blessings to all of your family. xoxo, Susie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I do hope your grandson is feeling better. I'll be thinking of you and your family all the way from France, hoping for good news soon.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such lovely pictures from your Thanksgiving. Sending prayers your way.

Nancy said...

Hubby and I always get our flu shots, Debby. Glad you're encouraging this. That photo of your granddaughter sitting on her feet is so cute. You're so blessed to have your beautiful family close enough to join you for the holidays. Love your header photo. Cute, cute, cute grandchildren.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Debby, When it all comes down to it, family and their health means everything. Thinking of your grandson, and you sweet grandma! Love, Penny

Gillian said...

What a lovely post - family really do mean everything. It sounds as though you had a wonderful thanksgiving.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog - fortunately when my husband chose to leave his job we got a lump sum redundancy payment, otherwise I don't know where we'd be!

Gillian x

must love junk said...

What great family pics! Your grandson and your family are in my prayers!

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Hello Debby, so glad you had a nice thanksgiving. It sounds like a lovely concept -thanksgiving. So sorry to hear about the two little boys who are sick, will pray for them both. Have had my flu shot this year due to the fact that l suffer from a cronic illness, but Norway is restrictive on who should have it. My little owls arrived today, thank you very much. I will do a post on them very soon. Pam xx

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the photos of your family! I will add your grandson to my prayer list. And I agree flu shots work!

Edna B said...

Your Thanksgiving photos are wonderful. Here's hoping that all family members get well soon. That virus going around is really quite nasty. You have a wonderful day and stay well. Hugs, Edna B.