I thought and thought and thought about what the taste or food I am thankful for is. It was extremely hard to come up with just 1. Day 4. I am thankful for Homemade Chicken and Dumplings. This is not my favorite food by any means. Though while I was making it for my family of 8 over the weekend, I was taken back to all the other times I have made it for my family. The first time that I ever made it was on Christmas Eve of 2011. I have no idea what made me think “oh yea, I’ll give chicken and dumplings a try”. My soon to be in-laws were coming over for dinner, before we went to Christmas Eve service at church. Since it was a busy day, I wanted something that I could put in the crockpot and forget about for most of the day. Well, it has been on the fall/winter rotation ever since. What started out as about 3/4 of a crockpot full to feed my whole family, now has turned into a crockpot and an additional full pot on the stove to feed all 8 of us. When I tell then that is what we are having for dinner though, they get so excited. Most of the kids have 2nds or even 3rds. This weekend they all said thank you for making it to me when they were done. I try really hard to make food that they like, but that also they know I poured my love into.
Day 5. A song I am thankful for…Dream on by Aerosmith. This is my all time favorite song. I owned an Aerosmith Greatest Hits cassette tape when I was 12 or so. I had a paper route at the time and listened to the whole tape as I was out delivering my papers. It is a song I used to blare in my friends cars when they got their license, then in mine after I got mine. When it comes on the radio I still get chills and depending on what else is happening in my life, I can get a bit misty eyed too. Dream On will be played at my funeral.
“Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away”