Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving…a day to gather with friends and family, eat turkey and all the trimmings until you are too full to move. We just got home from such a feast hosted by my daughter’s Mother and Father-in-law. It was a great day spent with great people.

I looked up the first official American Thanksgiving and thought I’d share. In 1789 George Washington proclaimed an official celebratory day of thanksgiving and prayer. It did not become an annual event until 1863. President Lincoln proclaimed America’s first official Thanksgiving Day after the Union’s victory at Gettysburg.

A few of the things I am grateful for:

God, who sent his Son to die on the cross for my sins.

My parents who gave me the childhood every kid dreams of.

My husband, my best friend, who is there for me in good times and bad.

My children who have all grown into amazing thoughtful, kind people.

My grandchildren who fill my heart with joy untold.

My country, America: one country under God.

My prayer this Thanksgiving Day is that we as Americans remember that last one.  So many have taken Him out of their lives, their families, our schools, and now are doing their best to take Him out of our government.  Please pray with me that we remain America; one nation under God.  Happy Thanksgiving.

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