I will be having Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s this year. it will be the first time, and I am looking forward to it. it will also be the first time I will see two of my step brothers in over thirty years … maybe longer. I have seen the two older ones already, but not the younger two. my step sister will not be there, and for that I am also thankful. we have a history …

my son is in Afghanistan still, and my daughter in law is in southern California with my two grandchildren. I won’t get to see them, but I will certainly call and talk to them. I will be so glad when he is back on domestic soil … still, I am most grateful that I have a covenant promise that he will return nothing broken, nothing missing.

today there was much rain, and I was thankful for that too. it rained like a monsoon, torrents of it. the sound it makes on the RV roof is most enjoyable to me, and I was there most of the day, spending time with the dogs and the cats (crowded yes, but still home for now). I love the rain. it is the price we pay for all the green, and the cool fresh air. it makes things a bit muddy and messy at times, but I have lived with too little rain for many years, and I rather have the wet.

it’s good to be thinking about the things I am thankful for, with the things in the world in such upheaval these days. I really have it good. I look forward to us having our  own house again, and getting the goats, and running our own business. I know it will come to pass, and I am thankful for it all now. faith is the substance of things hoped for. and I have high hopes, let me tell you! God is able to do far above all I could ask or think.

now that’s really something to be thankful for

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