The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth -- (oil on canvas 1914) artist Jennie Augusta)
Our Thanksgiving will be extra special this year, as this will be our first Thanksgiving in Colorado, and the first time in many years that we will celebrating with both children and their families. It will also be my granddaughter's first Thanksgiving! I have been cooking and preparing for days and I am hopeful my experience cooking a 22 pound turkey at high altitude will be a good one. I'll let you know in a later post!
My oldest grandson, who will be five next month, will lead us in grace this year. He is so serious when he tells us to "fold our hands together like angel wings, place them in our lap and bow our heads," and then he recites a prayer he learned in Sunday school. Is there anything sweeter and more sincere than a child at prayer?
We have much to be thankful for this year, and I pray that God will bestow more blessings on us in the year to come. Life becomes more precious to me with each passing year, as I become more aware that the years ahead will be shorter than the years past. I try to savor the joys of each and every day, and be thankful for each day's beauty. I appreciate each and every one of you, as you have enriched my life in many ways and I value your friendship more than you can ever know!
Wishing you all a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day!