Day 1- Sunday Dinner

It’s a cold, winter-like fall day in West Michigan…the perfect day to wrap up with a blanket and snuggle with your loved ones. The sight of snow flakes prompted a few Christmas tunes on the way home from church this morning by the kiddos. I’m not one to cheat Thanksgiving so it was a firm “no” when Jackson asked if we could put the Christmas tree up this afternoon. I’m ok with snow after Halloween and even twinkle lights in the foliage because of daylight savings…but the tree has to wait.

Those who know me know I love November. It’s the time of year for gratitude…the root of joy…and my favorite holiday…Thanksgiving! The time of year we set aside a day to thank God for His abundance of blessings in our lives. Even during this difficult year, there is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

Growing up Sunday family dinner was something we did quite often as an extended family. Today we enjoyed it with Nathan’s family and it was such a comfort to my weary heart. We could smell the great food cooking just steps into the garage. A house full of 6 kiddos running around is a dear reminder of what it was like at Grandpa & Grandma’s when we were little. Uncle Jake was in the woods until dark just like Dad used to be.

I’m so grateful that our children are building memories with family just like we did. The warmth of family, food and fellowship is a blessing we are so thankful for. What are you grateful for?

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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