Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the entire holiday season. A turkey dinner with all the fixings is at the top of my favorites list too. As I consider and thank God for my many blessings, my mind is also very busy thinking about everyone I want to invite to my Thanksgiving festivities. Visitors to the island need to be considered as well as any residents of the island who might otherwise be alone. You know I can’t bear the thought of anyone sitting in their home lonely, especially during the holidays.
The fall leaf glassware and the fall floral arrangements have all been taken out and are ready to be placed on the linen covered table. Pretty Thanksgiving hand towels are hanging in the kitchen. It’s so festive!
I wonder if Celia will be on the island for Thanksgiving. That girl has a special place in my heart, especially because I had the opportunity to mentor her and help bring healing to her wounded heart. You can read all about that in my next book… when I get it finished and published. Meanwhile, I need to get my thoughts back on Thanksgiving preparations.
Joy and I plan to have a small thanksgiving service in the chapel on Wednesday evening. After-all, Joy will have all those grandchildren to her house for dinner on Thursday so we’ll both be super busy that day. Our aprons will be dusty with flour and the pies will be cooling on the counter as we carefully place the turkey in the oven.
The island will be filled with the aromas of stuffing, sweet potato casserole, dinner rolls, Brussels sprouts, and of course turkey & assorted pies. I can’t forget mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut… oh my, the list goes on and on.
We are truly blessed with abundance and love. Let us not forget to thank God for these many blessings! Grandma Abigail