thanksgiving with my brothers and families

November 29, 2008 at 12:02 am 1 comment

today was a nice day.

i’m a bit sleep-deprived from the whole Black Friday thing…and I didn’t even leave the house.  That’s another story.

We had a great dinner at my SILs, and the children were such a highlight.  Now, I know why older people beg the young ones to go on and have them some grandchildren!

not that I would do that (mainly because right now, i don’t have to)

we all pitched in, some learning new things to cook, others trying to fill gaps.  not as good as mom’s spread’s…missing that “mom” touch, but filled with love and learning and togetherness that was a delight.

at prayer time before the meal, hands held, tall and short all around the kitchen, most of us harnessing childhood energy, all of us wondering who should pray, none of us realized it was almost 4:00.  my mom LOVES clocks and most of them chime and sing.  As our host begin to pray a beautiful prayer of surrender and thanks, each of them went off, one after another in tandem, making Mom’s spirit present, even in her absence.  we all smiled or teared up or chuckled at that after the prayer was over.  Mom and Larry, you were missed.  It’s not the same without you…but it is still Thanksgiving and we have much to be grateful for…your obedience among the list.

I did well.  I came home and spent time in my craft room, as I love to do on the holidays.  tonight, working on Christmas cards, delighted with some new ways to do things that don’t require new tools I was coveting!

right now…entirely exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep.

Oh, and by the way…I’m very thankgful for you, readers, all of you…those I know about, and those I don’t…for all and for what you add to my life by dropping by as time allows, encouraging as The Spirit leads, and listening so often.  You are valued.  Thanks for being such a sustaining part of my life and for sharing in life with me.




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  • 1. Cindy  |  November 29, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

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