One nation under God. Endowed by our Creator. Thanksgiving to the One from whom all blessings flow. How sad to hear the stories of schools who have banned reference to God in relation to Thanksgiving. Isn’t that revisionist history at the very least?
Well, I will loudly and publicly thank God. I will acknowledge that He has blessed me in countless ways. I have a home that is warm in winter and cool in summer. I have a job that I love. I have my mother (age 90). I have daughters, sons-in-laws, and grandchildren who are the joy of my life. I have freedom to worship God, and He has planted us in a terrific body of authentic Christian believers. I have been gifted with friends. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
What a pleasant day we had. While it seemed a bit strange not to be up cooking a turkey with all the fixings, setting the table with family china and my mom’s crystal, welcoming everyone to our home, it was also quite nice not to have to clean house before and after or rush around getting things ready.
We gathered at the home of Daughter #1. There were 12 of us in all. The food was delicious, the conversations warm, the laughter generous. We took Poppet with us, and she had a blast playing with Sarge (Daughter #1’s small mixed-breed dog) and stealing turkey from Granddaughter #2 (age 3). We came home after about four hours, and I promptly took a nap. (Isn’t that required after eating turkey?)
I’d planned to do a little more work this evening, but I can see now that won’t happen. So I will sit here in my cozy family room, Poppet sleeping beside me, fire in the fireplace, and watch Without a Trace before going to bed and reading a little more of Whence Came a Prince.
Thank You, Lord, for this day, for this evening, for the blessings that fill my life. Thank You for Your word that I can read and study. Thank You that I can know You, know Your character, follow You for all of my days. Thank You, Lord. Amen.