My family and I woke up early Thanksgiving morning. I made some coffee and a fire in the fire place and Jen and I started to share the story of the pilgrims voyage to the new land and the great hardships that went along with that. After sharing the story we had everyone share what they were thankful for and then we turned around and each of us shared to God in prayer what we were thankful for. It is so hard to describe moments like these. They are memory makers and also times when the family grow closer to each other. After we shared from our hearts we sat down with a cup of coffee in one hand and child snuggled close to us and we all watched a Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving video that communicated the Thanksgiving story that we just got done talking about. It was great!
For me that was the highlight of Thanksgiving. Yes we went and shared the day with friends and my brother, but the one thing that hit me this year is: “sometimes the greatest thankful heart is drown out of a life that has been through much pain.” We all have a choice to make, to be thankful for what God has blessed us with or for what God has seen us through. Either way we need to give thanks, knowing that “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. (Psalms 37:25,26)