As I write we are on the road heading to our daughter’s home for Thanksgiving.
Much has changed in our lives over the past 10 years, and Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in the same way as we did for years!
Parents have passed away; children have married and moved to different states, siblings families have grown making it harder to gather, and we’ve grown older.
But I am thank full.
While our circumstances look different and not at all what I would have chosen, God has stayed constant. He hasn’t moved or changed or passed on. He is closer than I know and loves me more than I can imagine.
Our marriage too, has been a constant. Having many friends who have experienced their spouse dying in the past few years, I am mindful to not take a single breath for granted. We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, so each day must be appreciated for what it is–a gift!
As we gather this Thursday around the table I know there will be a moment when I pause and notice NOW. It is all we have and it is enough.
This Thanksgiving I can look back with thanks for what God has done, and I look forward with thanks for what I hope He will do. But most of all I will Be Thank Full for every smile, every hug, every provision God has provided right now.
Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours!