Today we are gathered with extended family to give …

Today we are gathered with extended family to give thanks for the many blessings we have been given. It’s a day to reflect on the good things, and not dwell on the bad. So, today I am thankful for the beautiful family I have been proud to call mine. I have been blessed with two beautiful children, Gabrielle and Dominic, who have grown into wonderful adults. I am blessed with two lovely granddaughters, Caecilia and Ada, who bring joy to my heart, and Nick, a son-in-law to be proud of. My parents, sister and brothers and their spouses and children, and my cousins, and in-laws, are all wonderful additions to my life. And my husband, Richard, is my rock. A greater blessing than these I could not ask for.

I am also blessed to be part of the larger family of Socorro, and of New Mexico. I thank all of you for allowing me to be part of your lives, as you are part of mine.

On this day of Thanksgiving, I give thanks.
Always yours,
Madeline Hildebrandt