Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Feast
Who doesn't love Thanksgiving? How could you not 
love the idea (excuse:) to eat all the worlds most comforting foods in one day. Sitting around the table eating among the ones you love. 
If you get to do this YOU ARE BLESSED! I am reminded that so many people have nowhere to go this Thanksgiving. Maybe they have no family to go see or they can't afford a Thanksgiving feast for their family.
And the thought of it breaks my heart..
My husband James & I were talking about this the other night. Our idea of what thanksgiving means to us& how we would like to celebrate it next year.
Here's our dream..
Imagine it and plan on Feasting with us if you can
A large wooden rustic table surrounded by many many chairs. Large twinkling lights hanging down to give the room a glow of magic. Many candles light the table. Oh and the food lots of it. Imagine the largest turkey YES that's the one, and it sits right in the center. Surrounded by all kinds of side dishes from mash potatoes,cranberry sauce to Spanish rice and fresh homemade bread. Its all there! Now we need the 
people. Not only our family is here but we have invited  
friends and even some strangers that needed a place to come home to. We feast together and after we share what we are most thankful for. As i imagine this dream coming to life i am in tears. Because to me this feels like a piece of heaven is right here among us. We share, we laugh, we cry, we unite under one room to proclaim our thankful hearts to our God. Its heavenly…And its in our home! Praying for a large dining room in the near future we think Thanksgiving  could be and should be this way. Our hearts dream of this

the table setting!

I love how long this table is we would need something larger then this!

Come one Come All! Now that's one large Feast

The twinkle lights:)

yummy!

These pictures represent an idea of what the feast would look like
WE have so much to be thankful for this year!
1. Our health praise God!
2. Our large family who lives so close to us and blesses us with their love and time. We get to celebrate with them this thanksgiving! Blessed
3.Our home that keeps us warm and we grow as a family within these walls
4.Our children. 4 healthy beautiful kids we feel so blessed to have them
5.To live in America where i can praise&serve my God freely! A land where the possibilities are still endless!
6.Our friends who encourage and bless us.We share in this amazing journey in life
7. I am so thankful for my husbands job and his hard work that has changed our life! Gods provision and his blessing have overwhelmed us this year
I know there is even more to be thankful for and its sometimes so easy for me to get lost in everything else that i forget how blessed i am. 
Thank God for Thanksgiving! A time for proclaiming thankfulness!!!
with much love, this girls journey


2 comments:

  1. Oh my...TEARS!!! I have felt like this because we are far away from family and it would be nice to spend holidays with others! Love your Christ-like love for people!!! Blessings!

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  2. Christy.... I love this & have thought of doing the SAME EXACT THING. Count me in!! :) Thanks for sharing your heart. Love you, dear cousin.

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