"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God..." Psalm 95:2-3
For our family, this is what Thanksgiving is all about...coming into His presence with thanksgiving and shouting joyfully to Him for His provision and blessing. It's about acknowledging all that He has done for us, individually and collectively.
Our day began with a scrumptious breakfast with the Dews. We count it as such a blessing to be right next door! (Unfortunately we were missing 4 of our family members as Nick was away and Leah, Kyle and Emery were celebrating down in Georgia...we sure missed them).
We look at EZ and can see answered prayers every day regarding his health and stamina. We look at our children and are so very proud of the adults they have become. We look at our home, and the fact that we are still in it, and stand amazed. We look at our five healthy, beautiful grandchildren and see them as gifts from God. We look at our church and reflect upon the special people who teach us, pray for us and come alongside us. We look at our parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, neices and nephews, cousins, and friends, and feel so blessed to have them in our lives.
After breakfast EZ, aka Grandpa, unpacked his beloved train set. Were Nathan and Samuel ever thrilled! They dove right in as his assistants and got it all set up and running, with Natalie occasionally becoming a human bridge and Nathan helping out as an "engineer" driving the train. The Sams loved placing toys in one of the train cars as it stopped right in front of them. Our granddog Buddy wanted to be right in the middle of things...literally!
At this point the little ones had to head home for a nap! Stayed tuned for tomorrow's post all about THE MEAL, our tiny helpers, some time outside, twin bonds, and food comas!