Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was going to write about how thankful I am for water, but I couldn't because the power was off. We were joking about what notice we'd find on the door tomorrow: "We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to turn off the power, because we don't have any water"? But then it came back on. So, now I'm doubly thankful: for water and electricity!

We're very thankful for each one of you.

We've gone back and forth about whether or not we'd even celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Of course, we're thankful every day.  We went to so many Zhatvas that we've had plenty of feasting for one Fall.  Will got the supplies for lasagna last time he was in Zaporozhya, so I had said that would be our holiday meal.  Then I thought about doing a traditional Thanksgiving meal and inviting guests. But when we went looking for a turkey, they said it was too early. (I did find one, but it looked like it was left from last year's Thanksgiving. Yuck!) We ended up with plans for a fancy holiday meal of lasagna for tomorrow.

We've focused on thanksgiving and gratefulness all month. Jaan and Raia have enjoyed an activity that I happened across. And we've been making decorations for tomorrow.

"Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing." Psalm 107:22


Anonymous said...

And we continue to give thanks for YOU--your lives of consistent beauty bring rejoicing to our days.

Much love....

Baba Julie said...

Amen to that! We gave thanks today, as we prayed together for all God's good gifts! We missed you and Abby being with us, but had a nice time with Andy, Dana, the children and Grandma. Larry, Liz and family will come in tomorrow night, so I guess we'll get in a lot of visiting this weekend as we celebrate Pop's homegoing together. Love y'all, Julie