For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I read someones comment on a blog this morning that really has me thinking. While I know that not everyone is like my family, it still amazes me that there are those that really don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I'm not saying that they are wrong not to~ maybe they just don't like turkey, or they didn't grow up doing anything special on Thanksgiving Day. For me and my family, we always made Thanksgiving a big deal. Being a military brat, there were years when it was just my mom and dad and sister and I at our Thanksgiving table. I remember always having a big turkey and the the "fixin's." I wouldn't give up those memories for anything. When my dad retired we were able to have Thanksgiving with family. The more the merrier! Then, when I married we took turns with our families by switching Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. It doesn't matter which household I am in... the kitchen is filled with women from daybreak. Wonderful smells are wafting through the house and the men are gathered in the living room talking~ with the exception of my dad who likes to help make stuffing! :-) People are coming in and out the door... children are everywhere... laughter and voices fill the house... then there is FOOD.... and I do mean, F O O D. Both sides of the family bake and cook like you wouldn't believe. On my side, my mom and dad put the turkey in the oven around 4 a.m.! .... dad always wants to make sure we have jelled "whole" cranberries... On my husbands side the ladies cook all day and sometimes we don't eat until 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon! Either way, it's ALL GOOD. (When I just typed in "all good" it at first came out "all God." ~ A typo yes, but isn't that what it all is REALLY about?)
I am so thankful to God.. for Who He is in my life... and for the family and friends that He has provided for me.
I'm not sure how much I may be on the next couple of days, if at all. I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you and your families~!