Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The festive table clothe, the huge turkey, home made rolls, mashed potatoes and corn, pumpkin pie, family and friends gathered all around. The setting of the table, the choosing of the seats,
and the Dad asking the blessing.

This is what I think of every year around Thanksgiving.
I love traditions!
When Isaiah and I get older and have a bunches of kids I can see what our Thanksgivings will look like- we will have ham and turkey
I will make a pumpkin cheese cake and apple pie
We will always have mashed potatoes. ( A smile to my mother-in-law)
Isaiah will make his yummy succotash.

And as I was thinking about how stuck I am in traditions and how I like things to be just so.
I find I'm missing the important part of the day.
To stop and thank God for all His blessings He has given us.
So a few things I am thankful for this year:

Right now, as I rush to turn off the kitchen sink faucet , that when my sink overflows it over flows to the other side instead of the floor.
That I have a car that runs (with a warm heater) and for the job it takes me to.
For babies- they bring such joy into life.
God has really given me a lot in the past few years.
My cup truely over floweth.
My church family.
A husband that loves me so much.
And that he is super cute too.
Shame on me for complaining in my head.
So tomorrow I'm going to just be-
Thankful for every moment I get on this earth.
As I laugh and smile with my jolly family and friends.
I will thank God for life with all it's joys and sorrows.

Happy Thanksgiving!