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November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from The Princesses!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Plotting Princesses are taking the day off to spend with our family and friends, but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to share some of the things that we are thankful for from this past year. We wish you all the blessings of the holiday and that you get to spend time gathering together with family and friends, sharing good food, good conversation and making memories to last a lifetime!

Princess Liese: Signing with my agent, Renee Fountain. And on a personal note, watching my grandchildren (2 and 3) grow into some very special little people who have taught me how to "Nae Nae."

Princess Alisha: I'm so thankful my dad is doing better and coming home from rehab on Nov. 11.

Princess Chris: For family - both those bred from blood and those formed from love. Life would not be as sweet if either was missing. I'm also thankful to have hit USA Today Bestseller list.

Princess Michelle: I am thankful for the ability to get up every day, go to work, help support my household, raise a witty and intelligent kid, and still be able to write and tell my stories at the end of the day.

Princess Elizabeth: I am thankful for my writer friends, especially the Princesses. This has been a difficult year of transition for me in my writing career, with lots of rejection and reevaluation that I could not have navigated without the collective wisdom and enthusiastic encouragement of my fellow Princesses. I don’t even want to think of what I would have done without you all. I am not blessed with sisters, but I know that the Princesses are the sisters of my heart, because they have unfailingly ‘been there’ for me this past year. And that is a blessing indeed.

Princess Sylvia: I’m thankful that Zeus, our little dachshund is finally starting to settle down—tearing up toys and not the house. I’m thankful for the ten pounds I regained this year, because that means I’ll have a new goal to lose them next year. And finally I’m thankful I’ll get to spend another holiday with my father.

Princess Pamela: I am thankful for my priceless family and friends and their unwavering love and support. The past year has been extremely difficult and I'm so very thankful that they have been there for me at every step. I only hope I can return the love.

Princess Kathleen: Aging is difficult, it presents it's own unique set of challenges, but this year I'm feeling thankful for one particular benefit of getting older. I'm thankful that I'm finally learning to accept myself for who I am instead of wishing I looked liked someone else or wishing I could speak as smoothly and articulately as someone else. I've finally come to a place where I'm grateful to just be me and alive and fairly healthy.

Princess Liz: On February 28th, Dallas was blanketed in ice from a storm that blew in overnight. We woke up to one of the most beautiful sights we’d ever seen—and little did we know then—one of the deadliest. It was truly a winter wonderland. Like every other morning, hubby went out to walk the dog while I fixed breakfast. When he came back in he said he’d slipped on the driveway and fell and hit his head pretty hard. Being a nurse, I checked him out and found a tiny drop of blood where he’d hit the ground. With the roads a solid sheet of ice, I knew there was no way I could get to a hospital nor could an ambulance get back to my house. He seemed okay and I decided to watch him for signs of concussion. He did have a mild headache and was slightly dizzy when he stood. A few days later, I called his neurologist, and since headache and dizziness were also the side effects of a medication he was on, the doc said it probably was a concussion and the symptoms would last a few more weeks. Long story short—six weeks later, he woke up with weakness in his right arm. I suspected he might have had a mild stroke and rushed him to the ER where he had an MRI. There was no one more surprised than both the ER doc and the neurologist when they walked into the room and told us that he had a HUGE blood clot in the subdural layer of the brain and needed a craniotomy to evacuate it. After a week in ICU I was able to bring him home. So this year I am thankful that he made it through that surgery and I still have him with me today. He still has some short term memory loss, but we can deal with that. Happy thanksgiving to all of you. This will be a special one for us.

Princess Linda: I am thankful for life and health. For the gifts of sight and hearing, and the ability to walk--I don't take these often under-appreciated blessings for granted.

Princess Sloane: I'm so thankful to have a solid group of author friends who have guided me this year in my first foray as a published author. And very thankful for my husband and four kitties.

Princess Phyllis: I have any things to be thankful for, so I will keep them down to one sentence each: I am thankful that medicines are keeping me alive. I am thankful through my husband's employment transitions. He was granted disability. I am thankful that we have a new place to call home. I am thankful that my first book was published this year. But most of all, I am thankful that I have family, friends, and the Lord Jesus in my life. Life couldn't get any better than that. Thank you.

Princess Kathy: If I listed all the things I'm grateful for it would take volumes, but I want to say thanks to my friends and family for their support of me this year. I quit the day job last December, to write full time, and while it has been a blessing and a curse, it has been worth it. On 11/25/15, one day before Thanksgiving, I heard I made the USA Today Bestseller's list. So I am officially a USA Today Bestselling Author, and I couldn't have done it without the support of the many readers who have followed my writing career and spend their hard earned dollars buying my books. Bless you!

We hope you will share some of your blessings with us in the comments.


Unknown said...

I'm thankful for my family and friends who've helped me through the roughest year I've had in a long time. Witnout all of their love and patience I think I would've been lost this year. The divorce was the best decision for me...however the road it led me down was very rough traveling. Can't wait to start dayshift Monday and reconnect with my lost Authors and my neglected Kindle.

Cathy McElhaney said...

I am thankful for a LOT...but 1st and foremost, I am thankful to have survived TWO heart attacks! I am thankful for my supportive, wonderful husband. I am thankful for my son and daughter in laws sobriety (for today!). I am thankful my other son never got involved with drugs and he found a beautiful spirit to share his life with (they will be getting married in 2 years). I just love her. I am thankful for my 4 healthy, intelligent, beautiful grand children that I am blessed to be able to raise.
I am thankful for the courage to self publish my very first book...a short story Princess Alisha encouraged me to do! I am thankful for the outlet writing provides me with! I am thankful to be a part of this group of wonderfully talented authors!

Phyllis said...

Ladies, I agree there are many things we are thankful for. For some of us, It is wonderful readers/supporters like you! Be Blessed!

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(I'm going to try again!)

Loved this post, and I want to thank Kathy for collecting all the wisdom and grace of the Princesses here to start our holidays off on just the right note. :)