We live in very trying times. Yet, here at Thanksgiving I am encouraged by the many people giving thanks to God for His blessings in spite of the hardships faced as individuals, families, and communities.
I thank God for His abundant love and the grace He provides to see me through all the difficult places. I'm thankful for my loving and supportive husband; four of the best sons a mother could ask for; the love and support of my parents, brothers and their families; my extended family and dear friends; my church family; my time in South Carolina and First Presbyterian Church; employment for my husband and medical insurance; our wonderful doctor who goes beyond what many doctors today would consider the call of duty; my Lyme support group; my faithful readers; the opportunities God has given me to write; my writer's network and all the contacts I have gained over the years; my home; my computer; and so much more!
I would love to here from you. In fact, let me know what you are thankful for by leaving a comment. If I get twenty or more comments on this post in the next seven days, I'll enter each name into a drawing and name a fictional character in "Finding Beth" after the winner. Just click the comment button and enter your thanksgiving into the comment box. If you don't have a blogger account, simply type your name with your comment inside the box and click "anonymous," then click "submit." I'll announce the winner in my next post. Let's see how many comments we can get!
Until then, may the Lord bless you and yours with a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!