Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. ~1 Chronicles 16:34
For so many of us, this Thanksgiving will look radically different than any we have celebrated in the past. I don't mind telling you that this holiday has always been my favorite to spend with family. And now? We can't risk having anyone into our home, nor can we travel safely to be with anyone else.
This reality can either leave us discouraged and depressed, or we can resolve to give thanks to the Lord for all our many blessings. Here are just a few of mine:
- Mom is still hale and hearty!
- My ever-patient son who has been confined here at our house since the virus' inception. Daniel, you're a trooper!
- Weekly FaceTime chats with my daughter, Sarah, and the grand-girls. Just seeing their faces and hearing their voices gives me so much comfort.
- Cozy home filled with love and laughter.
- Amazing meals lovingly prepared by my husband, Danny.
- Appliances that too many of us take for granted.
- Crisp, cool autumn days.
- My blogging buddies.
- Endless books to devour.
- The gift of writing.
- And last, but definitely not least, knowing that God is large and in charge!
This last photo may not look like Thanksgiving, but it is a precious one for all of us. We are posing for a photo to salute son, Giovanni, who is in the Air Force and couldn't be with us at the holidays. It's also the last Thanksgiving that Mimi, Danny's mother, spent with us.