Good morning to you on a very rainy Thanksgiving Eve!
Are you already setting about the preparations for Turkey Day?
Are you packing up bags getting ready to travel somewhere?
Are you eating out this year or going to friends who have opened their home to you?
Whatever you are doing, I am sure you are flooded with memories of all kinds of past holidays.
Some make you laugh…some make you cry…some peel a scab off of a wound that just might need a bit more of Holy Spirit air and light to heal.
The older I get, the more I realize that all of this compilation of experiences, both joyful and sad, is the rich tapestry God has woven and continues to weave in this journey He has prepared for me.
I am of the generation when we pulled out the good china…my mom invariably burned the marshmallows on top of the canned sweet potato casserole…we set the table around a centerpiece of taper candles and pilgrim salt and pepper shakers…and jello was considered a real food.
We didn’t know what everybody else’s Thanksgiving looked like.
We just did our thing, blissfully ignorant that people like Joanna Gaines were most likely setting up their table in a rustic barn under an artfully designed chandelier of bay leaves and evergreens.
We ate our pecan and pumpkin pies clueless that one of our neighbors had crafted turkeys out of Oreos and candy corn.
So today…tomorrow…can we just tune out what everybody else is doing…or what we think they are doing.
Can we shut down the little voices that are saying our family isn’t enough and we must have done something wrong because where we are and who we are doesn’t look like we thought it should?
Can we gather with the faces that happen to show up around our table or gratefully sit around someone else’s and breathe in the Grace that brought us to that place and sustains us there?
May the Lord bless each one of us with a thankful heart today…tomorrow…and each and every day that follows until He comes to take us all Home…where we will, only then, truly enjoy the Perfect Feast…with our Perfect Family <3
God bless you all.
I love each one of you and I am so thankful to be connected to you through this communication throughout the year <3