Tomorrow we will be sitting down to an early Thanksgiving dinner. My brother and sister-in-law, my sister and niece, Dave and I along with our oldest daughter and son-in-law will be gathered at our Mother’s home for a day of celebration. I think the last time we were all together for Thanksgiving was when we were teenagers. Life has taken us to different corners of the country but this year, this year, we are celebrating together!
We have asked Mom’s neighbors and friends to join us. These are folks who have been there for her when we couldn’t be. It is such a joy to let them know how thankful we are for their love and friendship that they express so freely to Mom. True Neighbors. True Friends!
Yes, very grateful for friends and family. Isn’t that where our thoughts go when we come to the holiday season? Who and what are we most thankful for? What do we value most/what is the best gift we have ever received? What makes the holidays the most memorable?
The answer is always the same – friends and family and sharing love and laughter!
But the time around the table is never long enough. Some arrive late and others have to leave early…time is too short when you are in the presence of loved ones.
Makes me very grateful for eternity! We’ll be able to sit down to visit and there will be no need to rush! And there will be time to see everyone and share our lives and our love.
Now that’s heaven. And in the center of it all will be the Father and the Son!!
“Our Lord Jesus told us that when he comes, we won’t go up to meet him ahead of his followers who have already died.
16 With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven. Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life. 17 Next, all of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky. From that time on we will all be with the Lord forever.” I Thessalonians 4:15-17 CEV
Oh what a day that will be!