My Thanksgiving prayer is that in whatever,
wherever, whenever, whoever or why
GOD'S WILL BE DONE!
One of my funniest Thanksgiving memories is the year when all three of our young adult children made the trip from Wisconsin to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with their Dad and I. After a day long marathon of "Christmas Story" and the thought of Ralphie shooting his eye out with that B.B. gun, we sat down to a full fledged Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. We praised our Lord, gave our thanks and began filling our stomachs; after which I suggested a break before dessert. I told the kids that I was going to enjoy the evening and sit on the dock for a bit. When they asked if they could help buy putting the food away, I directed them to where they could find containers and the plastic wrap if needed. Jeff and I headed out to sit on the dock to watch the ducks and geese float by as I was ever so thankful for the family gathering and the laughter coming from the house. Shortly after they all emerged from the house to enjoy the beautiful fall evening with us. So much to be thankful for. As I reentered the dining room, I burst into a full belly rolling laughter until tears were streaking down my face. Those goof balls had taken a couple of boxes of plastic wrap and wrapped the entire table, with plates and food still in place. Under the table and back up and over, again and again and again. In every direction you can think of until it looked like a giant Thanksgiving Chrysalis. I was sure a huge turkey was about to burst through it at any second. I still laugh at the memory of that sight - that very special holiday comes back to mind year after year, just like the layers upon layers of plastic wrap on that Thanksgiving table.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!