Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday! When my parents were living, it was the one time of year that my family was all together. There were scads of us and it was a glorious day. I truly miss those days. Mom and Dad and one of my brothers are all in heaven and the rest of us are scattered to the winds.
If you are able to be with your family this special Thursday, enjoy every moment. It’s doesn’t matter how much Cousin (Insert Name) gets on your nerves, love her! There will come a day when her spot at the table will be empty.
While Thanksgiving is a wonderful time, I know all the holidays are hard on those who have lost family members, especially recently. Know this, there are those who are thinking about you and praying for you. There are those who share your pain. In spite of the empty spot at your table, please don’t forget to give Thanks to God for all you have.
Another way to make the most of the day is to invite someone you know will be alone to your house. And don’t forget there are many areas who collect food and clothing for those less fortunate. Thanks to Love and Care Ministries in Abilene, Texas for their annual Mission Thanksgiving. Gwen~