As cliche as it is to post my Thanksgiving Day menu and top ten things I’m grateful for, I’m going to do it. There’s a reason things become commonplace–sometimes it’s because they’re simply universally warm and fuzzy.
- Turkey (my mama’s picking up our freshly killed Tom tomorrow)
- Stuffing (recipe also posted earlier)
- Sweet Potato Casserole (my grandmother’s recipe)
- Succotash (that’s lima beans and corn mixed together)
- Green Bean Casserole (my sis loves this!)
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cranberry Sauce (the canned jelly stuff and a crockpot recipe for fresh)
- Sauerkraut and sausage (the only time of the year I get it)
- Salad (my mama loves a good salad)
- Rolls (maybe I’ll make some honey butter for them)
- Pumpkin pie (mmm…mmm…mmm)
It’s been a pretty hard year emotionally, and I’ve done quite a bit of whining, grumbling, moaning, and complaining. But I’m seriously thankful for so much. Here are the top ten, not listed in any particular order.
- My beautiful family who thank me every single night for dinner.
- My just-the-right-size home filled with love and laughter.
- My husband’s new job, which has great medical and dental benefits.
- My friends who love me despite the aforementioned bad attitude.
- My extended family who have always been and always will be, through the many seasons of life.
- My home school network, which provides encouragement and exhortation day in and day out.
- My old friends I found on facebook who have become new friends again.
- My prayer partner, who makes me bust a gut every Monday morning.
- My (pretty) sound mind and healthy body.
- My God, who sustains me every moment.
I pray you all find His presence in your day of gratitude, however He makes Himself known to you. I pray your spiritual eyes are opened and you allow yourself to be enfolded in His arms. He loves you more than you can ever k now.