Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Below is the table set with my mother's fine china and a mixture of her crystal and mine. My mother left this world more than 11 years ago but it still pleases me to see some of her things on the table, a reminder of everlasting life and of her love that endures. (Photo compliments of my daughter Mary.)

We started the celebration early since my oldest daughter, a nurse, had to work the afternoon shift. While watching the parades on TV, we had the following hoers oeuvres. Mary made the lovely cheese trays with grapes. The stuffed mushrooms were my mother's recipe and we have them at every important holiday.

There were ten of us together. Mary, again, kindly took the picture. Feeling very thankful that so many of us are living nearby. No one on the other side of the country anymore, no one across an ocean...

My oldest son, who lives in Indiana, is awaiting the birth of his first child and so was not able to travel home for the holiday.

So Mike and I traveled to visit them on Friday, bringing along our leftovers. We watched the Michigan/Ohio State game at a local restaurant where this father-son photo was taken. Feelings were strong in our family about this game. I am a Michigan graduate, as was my father and grandfather, as is one of my sons. One of my daughters is a current student. (I will leave commenting on the fairness of the reffing for another time. Ahem.)

Prayers appreciated for my son, my dear daughter-in-law, and soon to be born second grandson who will be born in December.

I hope you all had a thanksgiving celebration as blessed as ours. God is good.