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Thanksgiving 2020

This year many people are practicing social distancing (we certainly are), staying local and keeping the turkey small. It will certainly be a different experience.

I’m not sure how many posts I can start with “2020 has certainly been an interesting year” but the sentiment remains true. This year has proven to be one for the history books!!! The 4th quarter of the year, specifically October and November are my favorite time of year. I love all things Fall, from the color orange to the delicious fragrance of brown sugar and sweet potato pie (nope not a pumpkin spice girl) that said, I’m always excited for Thanksgiving! Never prepared but ALWAYS excited.

It is supposed to be a time of large family gatherings, touch football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (we watch on TV). This year we are practicing social distancing, staying local and keeping the turkey small. It will certainly be a different experience. Zoom has unlocked their time limit and some are making their very first Thanksgiving!

My heart goes out to everyone who will have a missing person at their dinner table due to COVID. Last year was our first year without mom. It was hard preparing her signature cornbread dressings without giving her a call for directions, I didn’t even bother making her peach cobbler! Last year we were able to surround ourselves with family and celebrate our thankfulness for another year of life and love. This year will be different. I’ll make a traditional meal, the children will make their turkey cookie hands, but we won’t have any drop ins from the in-laws, or do any drive-bys with the cousins. This year reminds us how much we really have to be thankful for.

The bible says Rejoice always,  pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. It doesn’t matter what this world goes through there is always something we can be thankful for.

I’m thankful for my children who are all well in mind, body and spirit. I’m thankful for my loving husband who always puts a smile on my face, I’m thankful for provision in ever way shape and form and I’m thankful for you! Yes you!!!!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my blog. To those who are celebrating I wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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