This year Thanksgiving will be very different for us. It will be at our house...
and I'll be fixing the traditional turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy...
but that's where traditional will end.
Mike's sister Cindy and her husband Kerry are now "snowbirds" and have gone
south for the winter... and Gary, our son-in-love, will be in Nevada with our
youngest granddaughter for a soccer tournament! My heart is sad.
But life changes, doesn't it? People we love leave our lives... some only for
a season but some forever... and they leave empty chairs at the table and
empty holes in our hearts. But gratitude is a sweet taste of grace that can
help fill that emptiness... with memories of holidays past and the blessings of
today. And it is true that an attitude of gratitude helps chase the blues away!
So I'm giving thanks with a grateful heart. The turkey is in the refrigerator...
Michelle and Alexis and our niece...Cindy's daughter Monica.. will be coming.
And I've been asking God if there's someone else who needs a family to
celebrate with... maybe a man so poor Michael won't be so outnumbered!
But what about you? Traditional Thanksgiving holiday this year or is it a new
season for you too? Whichever way... let's give thanks to God together!
with love and God-hugs...