Thanksgiving was once again a wonderful family affair...and way too much food. Eating with both families, my parents and then the in-laws, proved to be quite a gastric challenge. Don't get me wrong, the food was absolutely incredible, skillfully and lovingly prepared by mom and mom-in-law alike.
However, there's only so much room in your stomach to put everything! Not that I'm complaining. No, sitting around the table watching my mother help my daughter eat, seeing my husband cut up my son's turkey and try to force a green bean down his throat, made me truly appreciate the family I have.
We have been so fortunate and blessed that it's hard to list all the things to be thankful for. Isn't amazing how some things just don't seem that important in the grand scheme of things? I mean, so the power bill is due and there's only $2.79 in your checking account. I have someone I can call and complain to...or borrow the money from.
And so, there are times when my daughter has an attitude the size of Texas and I have to remind her of her place in the world and our household. At least she's with me to hug and love on unlike those who just spent their first of many holidays without a loved one. And so, my son has to wear hearing aids. At least he likes them! And God has equipped me to teach him how to deal with them and teach him American Sign Language for now and future use.
Yes, God is good, God is on his throne and God loves me and mine more than I can comprehend. God is so faithful to provide, teach, and discipline his children. What a joy to call Him my Heavenly Father. Now that's something to be thankful for!