Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't sit down and thank God for all the blessings in my life nearly as often as I should.  There are too many good things to enumerate, but my most amazing family and friends are always near the top of the list.  I am thankful for jobs that allow us to pay our bills, a warm and cozy home, and more than enough food to keep us full (as evidenced by my waistline!).  I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a mighty God, who loves me beyond measure despite my many sins and shortcomings.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.   -Psalm 107:1

I am thankful for a devoted, loving husband who does everything in his power to take care of his family...as well as so many others in our community. 

I am thankful for the two very special little blessings who came into my life nineteen months ago and showed me what unconditional love really looks like.  I am thankful for every hug, every kiss, and every laugh I get to share with them, and I hope for many more years full of all those things and more.


We will be spending our Thanksgiving the same way we have the last several years...serving food at our church.  A few years ago, we began a mission of offering a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone in our community who wanted to receive it.  We serve those who can't have their own meal, for whatever reason, as well as those who might be alone or might not have much family around.  Even those with large families who just don't want to cook...  We welcome anyone who would like to come and eat with us.  It is really a neat offering for our community, and I am proud that our church is the driving force for such an awesome project! 

We will eat a meal at the church with family and friends, then a later one with Jeremy's family.  He will have to work, but should be able to stop by and get nice and full while visiting with family for awhile.  All in all, I think we will have a total of FOUR Thanksgiving meals this year over a two-day period.  Cornbread dressing is probably my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal.  It's something we don't have very often, pretty much only at Thanksgiving, and it's one of the few foods I like to eat leftover.  I expect to eat many, many servings of dressing over the coming weekend.

How many Thanksgiving meals will you have this year?  What part of the meal do you look forward to most?

Anyone braving the crowds for Black Friday shopping??  (I am planning to look for a couple of things online...but no crowds for me!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!  Happy Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

  1. We only eat one Thanksgiving dinner...but it feels like 3 or 4. :)
    Yes I will be braving the Black Friday maddness. I love it.


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