Strip away all the commercialized junk that has been attached to one of our biggest holidays (like a pilot fish eating scum off a whale’s belly) Thanksgiving is truly a wonderful time of reflecting on the importance of family, heritage, and God’s grace to us. For the first time in a long time, I am going to be without family on Thursday and even though I will be able to play in the 3rd annual turkey bowl (football game) and eat food with friends from church, it really isn’t even a close third to spending the day with family.
With that being said, Charlie, Margaret Ann, Katherine, Lenkie, Janie, Sandra, Mark, Elliott, I love you and miss you very much. I am SO thankful to have brothers and sisters that aren’t perfect, but we DO love each other and for that, I am blessed. To my children, Andie, Shelby, and Caleb, you truly are my GREATEST accomplishments. To be able to be your dad has been the greatest gift God has given me on this earth. To all my nieces and nephews, Lisa E. Matthew E. Amy, Jeanie, Emily, Sarah, Andrew, Shari, Paul, Stephen, Amanda, (I have MANY MANY more), I love you all and I am proud to be a part of such a large, wonderful family!!
God, I want to give you thanks for my family. I pray You will continue to bless us and keep us for Your purpose. Use us as You see fit, keep us in Your house. Amen!