Thanksgiving week is upon us and preparations are being made all across the land. Turkeys will be stuffed; breads will be baked; and (my favorite) deserts will abound.
I'm thankful this year for family, friends, and neighbors that are awesome. It's been a year of many blessings in my household.
Sixteen years ago on November 10 was the day of my wife Dottie's passing. No it wasn't a blessing for me but it was for her. She suffered all her life with health issues and went to heaven where she experienced perfect health for the first time ever. Even though her death was close to Thanksgiving, I've never had issues with Thanksgiving. A family that I've known for over 40 years adopted me into their family and have been a blessing over the years with standing invitations for Thanksgiving. It was very special and helped a lot to have a family do that. This year it is still a tradition to spend time with my family and give a well deserved blessing over their meal.
This is my 70th Thanksgiving. As I reflect over the years, many special memories come to mind. Child hood, adult, and now mature (ok old) memories are brought to mind. The Lord has truly blessed me over the years and continues to do so.
I wish all of those who read this to have the best of Thanksgiving memories this year. May all the food be delicious, conversations be joyous, and the Tums be plentiful.