In some way for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a family gathering for Thanksgiving. When I was a small child, at the risk of sound corny, we always had the classic “over the hills and through the woods” sort of Thanksgiving. Literally ending up at Grandmother’s house, just via car, not the horse drawn sleigh from the song. On some occasions, Thanksgiving was at our family home at Lake Junaluska. As adults, for many years now, we’ve rotated Christmas and Thanksgiving between Elizabeth’s and my home, and wherever Mom & Dad lived. For the last few years, we’ve hosted both.
Regardless of where the gathering was, it was home. If I’ve learned one thing in my life, home is where family is. Today, we were blessed to have the family gathered again and as is our tradition, Dad blessed the meal. While we cherish each gathering, its easy to take them for granted. We think they will be there and that all present will be there next year. But we just don’t know. We really don’t and its with God’s grace that we are granted each day together and for that I am thankful.
As Dad said today, his Doctors tell him he is stable. For that we are all thankful. Each day that we have with him is cherished and special in its on way. From our family to yours, we hope you’ve had a Happy Thanksgiving! We also thank you for your continued prayers and support.