Papa Bear's work schedule had been crazy and the girls had been sick with fevers in the days prior to Thanksgiving. I'll admit I felt a bit stressed to pull off a great Thanksgiving for my family plus I was making Pap-poo's stuffing for the first time by myself! As I stood there making food, the girls watched. They were so wanting to help, but because they were sick, I didn't let them. The recipes, techniques and smells brought back many memories of Thanksgivings past. It was bittersweet.
After several phone calls with my mom, praying and reflecting on 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which is about giving thanks in all circumstances (not just the ones we like) for that is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us all, I started feeling better about things.
Everything worked out for the better. The stuffing recipes may not have been perfect, but I mean, come on, our relatives had generations to perfect them! :) Dinner may have been a bit later than planned, but we had an abundance of food. The company may not have been the same as in years passed, but the table was surrounded by smiling faces that enjoyed being together. Isn't that what really matters?
Here are a some pictures of our special Thanksgiving. I had extra eyes watching me this year--Sugar n Spice our visiting flat travelers and Penguin-E and Penguin-B, our flat travelers who were in between stops.
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