Monday, November 28, 2011

We Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good!

As we reflect on Thanksgiving 2011 we have much to be thankful, family and friends being on the top of our list.

"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!


  1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The photos of the kids with the train set are so cute!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful post. I know that I have so much to be thankful for and God and family tops the list.

  3. Yep, if only Leah/Ky/Em/Nick had been there, it would have been the most perfect day! It was so much fun! Loved every minute of our time together!

  4. So Happy to see you enjoying your family over the holiday. God truly does bless our lives with the gifts of family, good food, and good health. May we always remember His hand in all things.

  5. I love the pic of Natalie kissing Mr. Ernie! So cute!

  6. Sounds like the perfect day. Definitely wish we could have been there