Today I thought about how I used to look forward to going to my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving and then at Christmas we usually went a day ahead of time so my mother could help with the preparations. Mama always had a wonderful tree, I can close my eyes and smell that wonderful fragrance, the big ornaments and bubble lights, candy canes hanging on the branches. Since it was also my birthday I would be excited about getting a year older, now don’t get me wrong here I’m not pining to be a year older but that is a side effect of living another year, right?
All that looking back is a sweet thing to do but really it’s a little bit selfish isn’t it? I am not only a mother I’m a grandmother and those two young people mean everything to me and they are looking to me to be “little mama” and cook up special dinners and make wonderful decorations so that when they get older they have something to look back on as sweet and wonderful! It is another one of those cycles I have talked about; didn’t Elton John write a song about that called the “Circle of Life”? All living things have a moment that they become “alive” and from that moment the circle starts and we are everyone a part of it!
Enough about that, it’s time to be thankful
I am glad that God loves me and I am very happy and grateful for Lamentations 3:21-23 “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” I also take advantage of Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” In the days in which we live there are many things to fear yet God said “Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God. ” Isaiah 41:10
I am grateful for you, the faithful reader. You give me purpose and a daily goal of reaching out and helping in whatever small way I can from my kitchen table via a devotional blog on my computer! Hearing from you absolutely makes my day, especially when you share with me how what I said has helped you… there is no feeling like that, knowing God has spoken through me and that you have been helped or blessed in some way. When you ask me to pray I do not take it lightly or pass it off, I pray for you and I ask God to give me something relevant for every day that I post so that your time is not wasted by clicking on my website!
My only complaint is that I wish I knew who you all were! I would love to hear from every single one of you at least once, to know where you are reading from, what your problems are, what you would like to see discussed here!
I’ve been so excited for Christmas to come but Thanksgiving is coming on the 28th so let’s prepare, decorate, cook and I pray that we all have the very most blessed Thanksgiving we ever had, that we will make the most wonderful, warm memories and that when you lay your head on your pillow on that Thursday night, you will be satisfied that everything you did, whether you are the cook or the guy on the couch watching football, turned out just right!