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Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Month of Thankfulness: Day Twenty-Six

Its Thanksgiving Day! My very favorite holiday of the year! I awoke early to see a light, lovely snow covering everything, the first snow of the season, and felt a surge of appreciation for its beauty and the fact that it came today!

In many ways, its not a typical Thanksgiving at the cottage this year. I'm not up to fixing the usual Thanksgiving feast and couldn't eat most of the traditional foods on my low iodine diet anyway. Not all of the Thanksgiving decorations ever made it out. And I'll be taking my naps to make it through the day.

But some things are the same. Its been a long time since we lived close to extended family so its customary for Andy and Emily and me (and of course, Charlie) to be together. Sometimes we've enjoyed the festivities with others but the three of us is a constant. The other constant is the turning of our thoughts to God in thanksgiving for His more than abundant provisions for us the past year...and always.

From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after another.~John 1:16

This day my particular thanksgiving to God is for that blessing of togetherness that the four of us share in our warm little cottage on a damp and cold Thanksgiving as the early snow melts and we play a game or two anticipating our very untraditional meal of pork roast and potatoes.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Now let's all share in the rejoicing at Rebecca Writes!

5 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dorothy! Pork roast sounds good--traditional or not!

I know this is a strange Thanksgiving for you but I'm glad you get to 'cocoon' with your family at home and get the rest you need. It won't be like this forever, thankfully!

You've been on my mind today. Praying for you!
Love you!
K

rosemary said...

"...one blessing after another." Such riches we have in Christ Jesus! Hope you're having a restful and comforting day in your cozy cottage. Your faith and love shine brightly in what you write; may God bless you as you continue to delight in him.

Willow said...

We do not have traditional Thanksgiving dinners either due to poultry allergies in our family. But pot roast and salmon more than make up for that! Enjoy your quiet day and treasure it. Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa notes... said...

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, too. Glad you were able to spend it with ones you love!

AuntE said...

Dorothy, your thankfulness 'in spite of everything' reminds me of the verse which says, "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." I think it is a spiritual discipline to be thankful in ALL situations, and I believe God is blessing you in that.