Thanksgiving is about family. I know this because everyone becomes mindful of who they have called and not called. This time I sent a lot of emails and facebook greetings and received them as well, and still missed some important ones. Today I will continue contacting them to wish them a happy holiday.
We set up the croquet set in Aaron's back yard and enjoyed teaching Ethan & Marlee the game. I especially enjoyed watching Aaron patiently teach four year old Marlee how to operate her mallet. He is a good Dad!
In the midst of all our activity, Stephanie got a phone call....from Texas....family. We could tell by the way she lit up and the excitement in her voice. Her family lives so far away, but thanks to cell phones and Skype we can stay in touch. Stephanie's brother Conner, is in Nepal this week, but was still able to talk to his family on Thanksgiving.
Yes, Thanksgiving is a Family event. It is about being with family, thinking of family, touching base with those who are not here, remembering those who have passed, loving and thanking God for the people in our lives.
Then there is the extended family, church family, and friends who are like family to us.
Thank you Lord for each and every one!
God setteth the solitary in families