Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

Since leaving home at 18, every Thanksgiving has been celebrated in a different way and often in different places. Some years have been celebrated with friends and others have been spent in the great outdoors, rock climbing or hiking, in beautiful places like Joshua Tree National Park. I always love the spontaneity of this holiday! Some of my fondest memories are back packing with my husband, and eating cream of turkey over biscuits in our tent!

Today, I am taking time to pause and give thanks to God for the blessings He has bestowed on me. I am fortunate to have friends to take me in this holiday and share with me their family meal, family who love me, health & wellness, and the ability to taste, smell, and see the food before me. While baking today, I gave thanks to a few of my angels, Grandma Ostrander, Aunt Julie, and Mammy for sharing with me their beautiful recipes and patience to teach me before they left Earth. I am taking time to remember the fallen soldiers who have died for the freedom of our great country, and to their widows, my friends, who continue to persevere and find strength in every day. It's a gorgeous, rainy day in Southern California and for that my garden and I are thankful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I hope this day finds you in peace, good health, and in strong spirit. Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!

Blessings, Wendy Jo

1 comment:

CGS said...

I was thinking on Thanksgiving of our gourmet Thanksgiving my first or second year in VB. That was a lot of fun and good fellowship. (At least I think it was Thanksgiving, now I'm doubting myself...was it Christmas dinner?)