Thanksgiving 2015

When October rolled into November, I wasn’t sure if we would be having a real Thanksgiving celebration this year.

I am so thankful to be proven wrong.

I could not have asked for a better Thanksgiving this year.  Not only was Gigi feeling well enough to participate, but she had all her children and their spouses and children under one roof.  (And my parents got to join in with the fun!)  I really don’t think we’ve had everyone together like that…well…ever.

Leading up to Thanksgiving, the kids and I learned about some hymns of Thanksgiving.  One of them has followed me this week, as I have been reminded

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.  (James 1:17)
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;

and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!

Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.
Robert Robinson
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3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015

  1. That picture of Gigi and the littles… I hope it is being out on a canvas for Christmas! Beautiful! All the photos are great, but that one is my favorite!!!

  2. Pingback: Thanksgiving 2016 | karathecucumber

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