Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! With family and friends around the table, it was a very special day. Here are a few of my favorite people: Tim (brother), Barb (sister), Joseph (son), Arlen (husband), Rachel (adopted ex-Amish daughter), Eli (Rachel's fiance), and Bernice (mom).


I thought of all the blessings we have: a home, PLENTIFUL food, decent health, and a Loving Father who is with us every day and whenever we gather as believers. In this photo: Joseph, Arlen, Matthew (great-nephew), Jarrod (nephew), Autumn (great-niece), Rachel, Eli, and Mom.



No matter how we celebrated the day, it's clear that God has blessed us as a nation, and stopping for one day to acknowledge those blessings is a great privilege. Around our table this year was Rachel, Eli, Bernice, and Rena.



How about you? Did you have a blessed Thanksgiving? Did you celebrate in a rambunctious and laugh-filled group, or did you have a quiet, peaceful gathering? Until next year, let's keep that thankful feeling in our hearts everyday.


3 comments:

Andrea said...

Thanksgiving has become very peaceful for us. Our kids travel during Thanksgiving and then spend Christmas with us. It is a sacrifice we are willing to make so that everyone can be happy. We are thankful they are all back in Va. safe.
Blessings, andrea

arlee bird said...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house. After not having a big to do for a couple of years, my wife's family came over having missed the dinner I cook up. About a third of them don't speak English, but I could hear some of them talking about politics. I hung out the younger adults since they all apeak English. Everybody went away happy, stuffed, and they even clean the kitchen for me. And there weren't many leftovers-- thank goodness cause I always throw so much out after a couple of days.
Lee

arlee bird said...

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