November 20, 2012 | 3:24 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Thanksgiving this year will be quiet. Both the Englishman and me will not have our kids for the holiday so we are going to spend the day together, being grateful, quiet, and happy. Life is complicated so to have a day when we can stop everything and remember how blessed we are, is wonderful.
I am grateful for many things and my blessings are countless. I wish you all a happy holiday. Be kind to each other, be kind to a stranger, and perhaps most importantly, be kind to yourself. If you love you, then others will too. Life is profoundly better when you are able to give and receive kindness.
To my son, you are magnificent, I love you, and am thankful to be your mom and friend. To my family, there are not words to tell you how thankful I am to have you. To the Englishman’s girls, you inspire me and I am thankful to know you. To my friends, I am thankful to have you all in my life.
To the Jewish Journal, thank you for allowing me to do my thing, The support I receive from you is remarkable. Thanks to the web team for taking such good care of me. To Rob Eshman, thank you, thank you, thank you. Good things are coming and you are responsible for getting me here.
To my Englishman, I love you. I am thankful for you, our friendship, and our love. You teach me things about myself, and life, and I am happy. My life is better with you in it. Youdrive me crazy and have shown me true love. We are blessed and each day brings us closer.
Today would have been my father's 74th birthday and I am most thankful the memories I have of him. Bobby Angel of Manchester England was a remarkable man. He was my father, my friend, my cheaerleader, and my hero. I miss him more than I can understand or explain.
My dad was funny, smart, wise, and always in my corner. He loved my son in a way that still brings me to tears. He lived for his grandchildren and his relationship with my boy was very special. I wish he was still here, but grateful for the time he was. I love you Dad.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone. Enjoy your families and friends. May this day bring peace to those who are searching for it. Enjoy the food, enjoy the football, and if you are a turkey who is still alive, Mazel Tov on making it though. Go hide, and keep the faith
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