Thursday, November 6, 2008

What Are You Thankful For?

A little something different here. Would love to hear from all of you!
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us.
How do you view Thanksgiving?
What are you thankful for?
What are some of your traditions?

1. I view Thanksgiving in many ways, but first and formost the thankfulness of the Lord and all He has done. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. I also reflect on how Thanksgiving even came about and share it all with our grandchildren. Well, that is when I can get them settled down long enough to listen and do projects. ;)

2.I'm thankful for Church, the Pastors and our family there. For family and friends, being together, sharing and the love brought out in people at this time. I'm thankful to be an American. Most importantly, I'm thankful to be a daughter of the Lord, a sister in Jesus Christ.

3. Our tradition is getting as much of the family together as possible. We each bring one or more things to lighten the load on the host/hostess. Telling one another what we are thankful for. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallows of course (which reminds me, anyone out there have a good sweet potatoe pie recipe, would love for you to share that), pea salad, fruit salad, rolls, and of course stuffing (yummy!), then last but not least, we always have a pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie. Oh, almost forgot, on occasion someone will make zucchini, and/or banana nut bread; and we always have a relish tray, cranberries, and a veggie tray. That is a must! :) We also join hands and pray, thanking the Lord for our family time, the food, and thank our troops, praying for their safety! This year we have a new family member to add to our gathering. My father-in-law was married yesterday and is taking his bride back to San Diego. One of her daughtes lives here and we have invited her to join us, as she has no family here, (well now she does, us!)

Okay, now it's your turn. :)

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