Thursday, November 26, 2009

In everything give thanks....

I'm meditating on 1 Thess. 5:18 today: In everything give thanks.

E V E R Y T H I N G

Everything looks different for each of us.

Everything might be an unfulfilled dream.

Everything might be
unemployment.

Everything might be an empty bank account and an uncertain future.

Everything might be a tough diagnosis from the doctor
.

Everything might be the end of a relationship.

E V E R Y T H I N G

Today my everything means that I am trying to give thanks even though we'll be missing the Thanksgiving celebration at my in-laws. Samuel is feeling much better today, but he is still contagious for 24 hours so it's probably best if we don't expose all of his family to our germs.

But I'm not happy about it. I love thanksgiving food....turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole!

Ryan's mom has spent days preparing to feed a group of 25 people.

Ryan has family visiting from New Jersey and Chicago and we adore these people.

Ryan's brother is home from Med School. He hasn't even met Lauren yet and we were looking forward to introducing Lauren to her handsome, smart uncle.

So I'm pouting. I'm sad. I'm bummed.

It's our first thanksgiving as a family of four. I have the kids' cute little outfits all laid out. I was hoping for a family picture.

But instead I'm reminding myself to give thanks.

I'm reminding myself that my thanks and praise cannot be contingent on my circumstances. And even if they were, I have much to praise the Lord for:
As I type this I have a husband and a son sleeping and I'm crazy about both of them. And I have a baby girl in my lap who is smiling from ear to ear and cooing as only a baby can do.

In everything give thanks.

E V E R Y T H I N G

3 comments:

Life In Mazes said...

Happy thanksgiving, I am sorry your plans got derailed. I hope they send you some leftovers and that Lauren gets to meet her uncle soon!

cybil said...

I hope God surprised you with a very special Thanksgiving nevertheless! And I hope HE will bless your weekend abundantly!!!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I hope your little pumpkin is feeling better!