Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving blessings

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I'm counting my blessings this morning. I know you are doing the same. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Thank you Lord, for:

Being with my family.

A little sunroom garden...

My church family. Here is my daughter helping the youth with crafts for our Christmas tree.

Mike and all he does for me. Here he is remodeling our front deck. (Amos is puzzled.)

The warmth and shelter of my home.

They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
from Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation October 3, 1863


Calming Scents said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I loved your post..and I needed to read what you wrote about our God who DOES surely bless us despite the sins we have. He sure does!

Mom24 said...

Beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.