Miss Missy has been walking around for the past week asking me if it’s “chicken day” yet. She has been seeing this colorful turkey that I drew on our dry erase calendar, and she knows it must be important !
And, it is!!!
Turkey, Stuffing, and Gravy….oh, My!!!!
I love so much about this holiday. I love having an excuse to make a huge meal.
I love looking in my binder over what traditions we did last year and what we want to change this year.
I love setting a beautiful table and having the kids take delight in using real wine glasses and nice napkins.
But, when I sat down at my computer, I quickly became overwhelmed with the “LIST” in front of me : the chopping, the beating, the cooking.
How to get it all done without growing in frustration or impatience..
And then this prayer came to mind, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. I want to see you…”
As I look at my list, It is overwhelming.
But….when I see Miss Missy’s list of “I am thankful” items, it is a practical reminder of all the blessings in my life.
Thank you Lord:
For the gift of my husband, who reminds me daily how loved I am,
For the gift of my one and only son, who brings me such joy……
For the blessing of four princesses, who show me true beauty inside and out….
For the blessing of a home, and the warmth that it provides….
For the blessing of sharing every day with this amazing crew and watching them grow…
For the food that will adorn our table, and the blessing of never knowing hunger…
May my life be lived in thankful gratitude for all that you have given me.
May my hands seek to reach up in thanksgiving, and out to those who need me….
May I never take for granted the blessings in my life.
For in Your Divine Wisdom, you have made everything perfect, tailored to me.
Happy Thankgiving to you and your family!