I know--I'm a little early but I wanted to share my Thanksgiving blessings today.
A little history . . . my husband lost his job last year due to the economy. We ended up going to SC for 6 weeks and lived in an extended stay hotel while he bid out a church.
Then came Thanksgiving. There is nothing lonelier than sitting in a restaurant surrounded by families with children and grandparents and knowing not a soul. I missed my state, my home, my daughter and familiarity.
So this year, as I set my table, I feel more gratitude on a holiday than I have felt in my entire life. Tomorrow, two young men we know will share our meal with us. My family won't be here but compared to last year--this is a huge blessing!
Sometimes we have to miss something before we realize how much we really have. I think I learned that lesson last year but it makes this year all the more sweeter!