Waiting On The Pumpkin Pie

According to my Mama, I've been a "bad blogger" lately (said with a grin and a twinkle in her eye). She's right. I've been running around like crazy trying to get ready to host dinner today. I haven't done this in a long time, and am out of practice! Every time I turn around I realize that I have to go back to the store AGAIN for something I've forgotten. Ugh.

Never mind that though. We're here now. I have everything I need...at least everything I'm going to have because I am NOT going to the store today. The pumpkin pie (which my oldest keeps telling me "smells like baby poop") is in the oven as I type. The apple pie is made and waiting it's turn to go into the oven. I have a little bit of time, so I thought I'd take a second to say a heartfelt "Happy Thanksgiving" to you all.

I'm thankful for you, you know. If you're reading this, I'm thankful. Blogging is new in my life since last Thanksgiving, and it's a wonderful addition (although hubby might disagree). I feel like I'm finally plugged in to the rest of the world even though I'm at home every day. I feel like I've made good and real friends right through my computer...and I care about you. That's somethin'. That's something to be thankful for. Friends, you're a blessing.

Of course, Thanksgiving is a time for reflection on what we're most thankful for in life. I could start a list that just would never stop. Every time I took another breath or felt my heart thump in my chest...I'd have to add another thing to my list.

But what am I MOST thankful for? Oh, you know me. I'm a Bible-thumpin' Jesus freak. Not because I want or need a cause. Not because I was spoon-fed Christianity as a kid. Not because my friends are Christians.

I'm the Jesus kind of freak because....Jesus?...He's real. He's alive. He's in my life. I feel him with me. I hear him speak to me. I see him tangibly in the abundant blessings in my life. And without him? None of this life would have meaning or purpose or value. Without him...I don't know how I'd get out of bed and face the day half the time! Without him...I'd be empty inside.

So, yeah. This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for that million mile long list of blessings. But mostly, I'm thankful for the One who loves me. I'm thankful for who I am in him. I'm thankful that my life (and even my eventual death!) has hope and joy and meaning no matter the circumstances. I'm thankful that he is...HIM...and that he loves me so mercifully and graciously and thoroughly.

Do you know him? If you don't...invite him in and see what he's like. If you love life now...man, you won't even believe how you'll love having him be a part of it!

Have a great day of blessings and celebration everyone. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous –   – (11/27/2008 03:34:00 PM)  


I'm so thankful for my Savior as well!
I'm thankful he took someone like me and made me part of His family.

Happy Thanksgiving, have a wonderful time with your family!

nomore  – (11/27/2008 04:44:00 PM)  

That is such a sweet post, especially about our Savior, I'm with ya! But, to make a special thanks to your "reader friends", although I'm a new reader, I felt special :O)
I'd like to thank you (very much) for being so transparent in your blog post about depression- God is so good, and our very best friend, & the lover of our soul!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Becky Avella  – (11/29/2008 12:18:00 PM)  

Thank you for all the hard work you put into making Thanksgiving so special for my family. It means so much to me.

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