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November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from The Princesses!
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 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 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.
We hope you will share some of your blessings with us in the comments.