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That your doctors caught it early and got it all because I can't imagine life without you.

That you are healthy and happy and funny and so incredibly well-behaved in public.

That we had the money on hand so I could fly over to be there when you said I do.

That your new job has made you so much happier and that we seem, in so many ways, stronger than ever.

That you choose to come and visit us when you have the chance.

That you recommend such great books, and movies, and recipes.

That you show me in so many ways what faith is really about.

That you like to play the kinds of games that I like to play.

That your tumor was contained, though the price you paid was still a high one.

That you've taken the events of this past year(s) and become stronger despite them.

That you are following up on the position you took with such enthusiasm.

That I got to meet you and see first hand that your beauty and friendship is as real in person as it is online.

That you are having the baby you've wanted for so long.

That you are not giving up on having the baby you've wanted for so long.

That you've finally met someone who treats you right and as you deserve.

That we found each other again after so many years of separation.

That you take the time to call me just to see how I'm doing and say exactly what I need to hear.

That you keep writing even when you don't feel like it.

That you keep coming back despite thinking you might give it up forever.

That you always remind me of the positive and the joyful things in life with your awesome attitude.

That you never fail to leave me a comment that brightens my day.

That you share so much of yourself with me.

That you consider me a friend.

Happy Thanksgiving!
mood: grateful
music: Michelle Branch—You Set Me Free


you're awesome :)

What a wonderful post, Liz! And it sums up everything that is really good about Thanksgiving - taking the time to stop, think and find things in our lives to be thankful for. Sometimes we forget to do that.

Are you guys cooking up a storm for the weekend? I still remember my one and only Thanksgiving celebrated at Chez Ek. Lambi also has fond memories of "helping" Anders carve the turkey :)

Have a wonderful time. And I' very thankful that I have an awesome friend like you.

We are, indeed! Turkeys are thawing in the fridge and the shopping list is growing :) You're on my thankful for list, Marie. I'm so glad we're friends!

Beautiful list. Makes me think of all the things I'm thankful for, too.

I am thankful for having the privelege of reading your posts like this despite my very sporadic postings....

This is beautiful, and reminds me of how I really should treasure my online circle of friends and nurture it more.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Dawn! I hope Max is managing okay and that you guys are less freaked out than you were earlier. :)

Very well said! I've had the privilege of reading Liz's Journal for several years, seeing pics of Martin and Karin as they grow up, hearing the about "The Adventures of Lizardek and Kin" (TM)... LOL

I'm thankful that I have had the chance to get to know you even a bit, Liz, though we've never met. Your writing is enjoyable, often catches me in a certain way, and generally gets me thinking. I'm glad that I bumped into you through meeting min mor and being introduced on LJ to some of her friends. Liz and family are on our list of folks we'd like to meet when we visit Sweden.

Stay warm and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Definitely thankful for posters like you who show us how to balance a professional life with family and still finding time for friends, hobbies, and silliness. :-D

Hands down, you're my favorite Lizard Friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Ally! :)


Happy Thanksgiving!


Aw, what a sweet and wondrful post. Thanks Liz. We are all thankful for you too.
: )


Wow...such beautiful expressions of thankfulness all over the blogosphere...and yours, especially. This is just wonderful. As are you, as always, my favorite Liz!



And oh, how grateful I am for YOU, Ms. Lizardek!

I did mention The Tipping Point some time ago-- and yet, I was late to the party on that one, too.

bisous, bp


That is just lovely!

Thank YOU for sharing your wonderful posts with us lucky readers. You have this wonderful way with words that I both admire and envy. :)


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