Monday, November 29, 2010

Give thanks, with a grateful heart..

This is the second year we’ve spent Thanksgiving as a blended family since the two families came together when my Mom and her husband got married.

It’s the second year in which we all went around the table before we ate expressing what we are thankful for. This has become my favorite part of the whole day.

This was our table and before we even began we set out tissues, because from our experience the year before, tears would be shed.

It was apparent that as each of us went around talking that God was walking each of us through difficult times and circumstances, but yet in the midst we all had so much to be thankful for.

But I would say that all the tears shed truly were tears of joy and thankfulness!

Around the table there were prayers for healing of cancer for my Granny who was sitting amongst us, prayer for a better job, prayer for God to take away insecurity, and so on… I could write a whole blog post about everyone at the table. As we were giving thanks though, we also took the time to recognize and share if there was anything God was working and dealing with us on at the time.

But the common theme was we were all so very very thankful in the midst of whatever circumstances we might be going through. I think that is so key in getting through any of the hard stuff we go through in life.

Every day should be a day of Thanksgiving.

So that was my table. And as I looked around I couldn't help but feel blessed being surrounded by the ones I call family. You just can't put a price tag on it because it truly is priceless! Out of all the people placed in your life, there will never been any other like family.

Hope your table as well was one full of the ones you love and lots of thanks!

Ohhhh, and the food was delicious, too. Yes, can’t forget about the food!!


Lindsey said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving lady! The table looks beautiful!

Rosie said...

What a nice way to enjoy your Thanksgiving!

mrsashcake said...

sounds like a very blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

We have a family tradition like that too! There were tons of tears this year but it's wonderful to hear the good things that have happened to everyone else that we're happy about.