It was truly 'more than we asked or hoped for.'
Hubby, who is recovering from chemo and radiation treatments, felt the best he had yet!
He was up and interacting with everyone all day! He was able to eat at the table with us for the first time in maybe 2 months! And this sweet man, who couldn't talk a couple of weeks ago, gave a lovely speech and reminded us of the history of Thanksgiving and prayed over our meal.
I heard him say on the phone that he was going to have to be like Rudolph this year because he wasn't going to be able to 'join in any reindeer games.' LOL
(we play games on Thanksgiving and Christmas and we call them the reindeer games)
BUT, that did not turn out to be the case! He actually felt well enough to sit outside and be the reindeer games scorekeeper, which made it all so much more fun! He was bobbing his head along to OneRepublic songs and taking pictures of me whenever it was my turn to shoot in archery. LOL
And THEN, he couldn't stand it any longer, and he grabbed the bow and took a shot! I couldn't believe he had the strength to pull back but he did and he hit the target!
Joy and I got our Katniss on ; )
and hit the bulls-eye twice! Her shot was skill and mine was pure luck!
Zac took over the turkey carving job for Dad and did a great job. He and Tiffany had Thanksgiving at our house and then at hers. (and that sweet girl did all the dishes! Oh my goodness!)
We also had a sweet college-student friend of ours over. And another dear young man had to cancel due to lack of transportation, but we found out that he had someone nearby to celebrate with. Hubby's absolute favorite thing is to open up our hone to people who don't have a place to go.
So, there was food and games and then there was music!!! Hubby wanted the musicians present to play and sing Preacher by OneRepublic. So, they did! Because they are all talented like that.
Zac played his box drum, Andrew played guitar, and our friend sang. And boy, can she sing! Nathan, who spent his Thanksgiving in Sacramento with his two uncles, aunt and cousins, enjoyed the performance with us via FaceTime. Our singer looks like she's texting but she was reading the lyrics as she sang. LOL