Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 150
1 Praise the LORD. [a]
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I pause to remember just a few of the many, many blessings in my life:
  • DH, BigBro, Princess, LilBro
  • Our extended families
  • The gift of my nearly 85 year old mother-in-law and her 89 year old companion
  • Our family members who have gone on before us, and who we remember with fond hearts every time we are together
  • A warm house, my incredibly comfy bed (with clean sheets), more than enough food to eat, a little money in the bank, lots and lots of hand-me-down clothes for the kids, our two kitties, homeschooling, watching the kids growing and changing, listening to "Ode to Joy" on the recorder after eating more turkey and mashed potatoes than I should have eaten, hugs, phone calls from distant family, gas prices dropping lower than they've been for all of BigBro's life, good friends, time alone with DH, our "kid swap" weekends (on both ends), mass, really good homilies, time spent in prayer, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel right down the street, borrowing a friend's steam cleaner and the joy of seeing my cleaner carpets and furniture,
  • And knowing that this list could go on and on and on...

Thank you, sweet Lord.

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