How was your Saturday, friends? I wasn’t feeling great, so the long list of tasks I intended to accomplish remained untouched. I felt guilty, like I was squandering the day, but Russ assured me it was okay to rest, so I did. The day turned out to be a gift.
This Wednesday Annarose is once again putting on a community Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of people. Last year, Share Thanksgiving was a huge success, and this year we expect it to be even bigger. Word got around that that there was turkey and all the yummy foods that go with it. And homemade pies — lots of pies.
Later this week I’ll have another post from my guest author, Sarah, who is telling her story of being orphaned at 8 and joining a new family. I’ll share her fourth and final post the following week.
The kids will be up in precisely 32 minutes, so I’m going to jump into my Gratitude List.
giving thanks #1531 – 1540
250 lbs. of Idaho potatoes donated by a man who read about Share Thanksgiving in the newspaper
the WinCo manager who gave Annarose a fantastic deal on 17 turkeys
folks who have signed up to bake a pie, roast a turkey, cook with us, decorate, serve, and best of all, help us clean up after Share Thanksgiving
Annarose, who has devoted hours upon hours to loving and serving families in need in our community by sharing Thanksgiving dinner
the ministry of hospitality – of gathering to share a meal around the table
a super fun blog giveaway coming up for all of you this week – I’m excited
the box of old Childhood of Famous Americans books I pulled out of storage, set in front of Eby and Little Man, and suggested they might want to open and look inside
hours passing as they read the books their older brothers and sisters enjoyed years ago
Little Man’s delight at reading the entire story of Teddy Roosevelt
snuggling up on the sofa to watch Tangled with the youngest four
So many good things are happening, I could go on and on giving thanks. Please pray for us over the next few days as we help Annarose prepare for Share Thanksgiving and bless our community.
What are you thankful for today? Take a minute to leave a comment and tell us.
See you all tomorrow.
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