It is nearly Thanksgiving; the grocery stores are packed, my refrigerator is full, and we are getting ready to celebrate.
This Thanksgiving is a little bittersweet because neither Hannah or Isaiah will be with us. We’ve been very blessed to have our children home for most holidays, and we don’t take it for granted. The sadness is made a little lighter because our friend, Emily, arrived from Portland late last night, and she brings lots of happiness with her. Isaiah will spend Thanksgiving with my dear friend, Kathleen and her family. They’re also hosting some street kids from Seattle as well as other folks. Hannah will do rounds in the morning and then spend the day with our friend, Dorothy and her family – which I’m sure will be wild and crazy, just like home.
Today we are making desserts; doesn’t that sound fun? We’re sharing dinner with friends who have hosted us quite a few years. Rather than each family bringing a few different things, my friend, Liz, is making all of the vegetables, we’re making all of the desserts, and our hosts are providing the turkey, potatoes, and those sorts of things.
I expect there will be lots of good food and laughter – and probably some singing as well. Have a wonderful, glorious Thanksgiving. Our God lavishes His love on us.
Question: What does your day hold? Are you traveling? Working? Cooking? Hosting Family and Friends?