As we prepare for Thanksgiving we are reminded of a few of the things that we are thankful for this year.
We are thankful that we have been approved as a home for a foster child. We pray that God uses us as a safe refuge for a child who needs a temporary, safe home. May we wait patiently on his perfect timing.
We are thankful that we will be spending Thanksgiving with Grandma this year. Although we suffered a loss this year as the Lord brought Grandad home, we can be thankful that he is with our Lord and Savior and thankful that Grandma lives close enough that she can come be with us for this holiday.
We are thankful for the wonderful reminder we had at the retirement home last week.
We made pages with the residents that were like advent calendar pages
but inside the windows and doors we wrote their memories.
Their memories were made up from holidays when they were children, holidays they spent with their own children, life, death and work. May we all remember every day that right now we are creating memories with our families. Not tomorrow, not when things slow down, not when we get that house we want, not when we get that job we want. But right now life is happening and it is what we will look back on and remember as we grow old. May we remember to make time to slow down and enjoy each day and each season of life we are in.
This lady was 104 years old! She will be 105 on the 10th of Dec. She was very sharp. Her family has planned a big party for her but she says she is ready to go be in heaven. She told them if she doesn't make it until her birthday to use the party as a memorial. May we all prepare to meet Jesus with this same courage and excitement!