Once again, we gathered at our sister and brother-in-law's farm on a crystal clear, cold
and blustery Sunday afternoon. We were celebrating Thanksgiving together, even though it
was a few days earlier than we usually do. The hospitality was warm and inviting as many
of us walked through the old farmhouse doors. The cinnamon candles burning and the aroma
of food cooking, instantly brought back many memories, as we greeted each and every one.
Every year we look forward to seeing what fresh dose of creativity will be exhibited on the dining tables. Nature at it's finest comes alive as centerpieces, and each year we are amazed at how they
(the mother and daughter) who live in this double home, do it. The old stone farmhouse is now
home to two families, and on this particular day, the doors between them are opened to make room for everyone.
My sister-in-laws, granddaughter, and niece's son enjoying rare moments together.
So much so, that the little one wanted to copy her great-aunt and help out in the
kitchen, apron included.
It all made for moments to treasure for years to come.
My nephew as a new dad and his precious daughter celebrated the day together. Five weeks
ago, she entered the world and we all were eager to meet her.
Young and old alike tenderly welcomed her to the family.
Gracing the kitchen counter, next to the old kitchen utensils, was a sign
voicing our sentiments as we spent the day together. "Enough"...whatever
we have at this moment, in whatever area that may present
itself, is enough, and we are most thankful!
Not one of us, at the Thanksgiving gathering yesterday, has any idea as to what the future
may hold, but we do know that our God holds the future,
and for that we are eternally grateful!
In a world that is rapidly changing, and unrest is part of the everyday events, we
are confident in His plan and purpose for each new day we face.
Being thankful helps us realize what we have is truly
"enough". A reminder I need as I begin this week ahead of me.
I do want to tell each of you who visits here today, that I am
truly thankful for you. Some of you I know, and some I don't, but
you stop here at ...just a little something for you...and you share
my simple happenings with me. Thank you so much for that gift!