Thursday, November 25, 2010

this our hymn of grateful praise



Giving thanks....

...for a kitchen that's big enough for all of us to cook together...

...for fun kids to cook with...

...for cherry pie...

...and apprentices who are taking up the pie-making torch...

...for our kitchen fan -
without which we might have been puddles by the end of the day...

...for memories made together...


...for God's goodness in reserving cranberries for me,
even though every ex-pat in town was shopping for them this week!...

...and for REAL celery for our stuffing, too!...

...for an alternative to the $50 turkey I spotted at the grocery store...
...and for the fact that our children like chicken better anyway...

...that Mark is back home in time to celebrate with us...

...for sweet potatoes (even if they aren't quite like what we're used to!)...
...and for the luxury of pecans, a gift from a sweet friend...

...for Michael's excitement to craft decorations,
even though he's not a crafty kind of guy...

...for the joy in giving thanks...

...for being altogether under one roof again...

...we give thanks.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise!



3 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

We miss your cherry pie! And YOU this year...... :(

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your warm and happy Thanksgiving with us! Was a joy to see!

us5 said...

come on over, Kay...I'll make you a cherry pie! ;o)

you can come, too, Judy! ;o)