I hope y’all are having a beautiful day spent with loved ones and family members. I am
slaving away in the kitchen today. Actually, I enjoy every minute of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It doesn’t actually feel like slaving at all. It feels more like service. A wonderful service that I am doing with and for my family. My sweet husband is in the kitchen with me slaving right along side me. This. is one of my favorite parts of this holiday.
When I was first married, I never dreamed that I would cook our whole Thanksgiving dinner for the first time at the age of 26. I believed that I would bring side dishes to my parents and grow old doing that. Then we moved out of the country. I learned quickly how to throw it all together, when I started making Thanksgiving dinner for 500 medical students and staff with the help of 10 other wives.
Needless to say; I am a pro at Thanksgiving dinner. One of the perks of living away from your family; you learn to cook a turkey at a really young age.
So… today I cook and prepare to share dinner with another sweet family from our church. We have nine kids between us so it will be a full house. A full house and a heartful of Thanksgiving.
What I am thankful for…
Good, obedient, beautiful children
A husband who loves me
A job that provides for us and our children
Warm clothes, many hand.me.downs, and thrifty finds that help keep our family beautifully clothed. I know that this has been a huge blessing from Heavenly Father as we have made our way through medical school and what has followed.
A warm peaceful home to raise our children in
A place to carry on traditions, laughter and love
A loving extended family that has supported us throughout our journeys
My faith in an amazing church that teaches me gospel truths
…and the many friends along the way that have helped our children and us grow in to the people we are
Now go enjoy your beautiful day as you celebrate your many Thanksgivings.