Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday's Thankful Things

How appropriate that Thanksgiving is on a Thursday!

I was too busy living Thursday to post on Thursday, but here are a few of the many things I am thankful for...

Traditions. Some are more elaborate than others, while some are very simple. One simple one we have is eating cinnamon rolls and oranges while watching the parade on TV every Thanksgiving morning. When son C exclaimed on Wednesday, "Oh, I can't wait for the parade and cinnamon rolls tomorrow!" it reminded me how important these little traditions are to our children, and how they are like stitches in the fabric that is our family life.

Our children. Each one made so miraculously by God. Each one so special and unique.

I'm thankful they are old enough to help, and that they enjoy helping!

I'm thankful for cran-raspberry pie, and all the other good food that God has so abundantly given us. I'm thankful I could offer a table full of deliciousness to our guests.

Family. Some near, some far. Each person's placement in our family circle was intentional and not an accident. Each one has a specific role in my life, and I am thankful that God uses us to bless, challenge, and encourage one another.

So thankful for the opportunity to see our great-niece! We rarely get to see her, so it was a special treat.

For our house. Our dining room. The lovely drapes that my friend Susan made me. Our sturdy oak table that continues to seat and serve so many. The beautiful cross stitch of the Lord's Prayer on the wall behind me in this picture, that was a wedding present from my beloved grandparents. These are all just things, but they are meaningful to me.

I'm thankful for each opportunity we have to do things together as a family that does not involve electronics! :-)

So thankful for music. And laughter! The children laughed so much while playing ~ what a beautiful sound!

So thankful for my husband. He balances me so well, is generous and not a complainer, plus he's really cute. ;-)

Especially thankful that God is, and that He is who He says He is.


Marsha said...

Amen! I'm so thankful for friends and all that entails and how those things are also woven into the fabric of our lives. (Don't like that 'commercial' sound, though! ;-))

Love, Marsha

Angela said...

wonderful thanksgiving! beautiful pictures!