Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks - Part I

This Thanksgiving will be bittersweet. This year, three people who are important to members of my family won't be here. The boys will not see their biological father. They have not mentioned anything about it, but it has been on my mind. Even though the two of us have had a tumultuous relationship over the past few years, he was still their father. Mike's father won't be here to play the role of patriarch at the family Thanksgiving, always the consummate host. There will be a huge hole in the celebration. And finally, my sweet Muz is celebrating with Jesus and making sure that the Thanksgiving table in Heaven is set "just so"... But she won't be with us, and I know my mother will be so affected.

Even so, I have so much to be thankful for. I've been meaning to write about how God's hand was such a part of those few days from October 4th through the 7th. Days that could possibly only be described by someone as a nightmare. Yet there were so many glimpses of His presence, His Holy Spirit moving among us, His unexpected - and unexplained - gifts and blessing.

Yes, this will be one of Bevy's infamous Two-Parters. As we all are, I'm in the midst of preparations for tomorrow's big feast. But I am excited to be able to share those moments, those obviously Holy (and not it so obvious) moments with you. So later this weekend, I hope to give you an inspiring read.

9 comments:

  1. Bevy, thinking of you and your family this Thanksgiving. Hold tight to the ones you love and I know you all will be supporting each other. That saying you posted is wonderful - thankful people are indeed the happy ones.

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  2. Cannot even imagine what you have been through these past few months. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving. May the grace of the Lord be with you, sweet lady!

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  3. You've been on my mind the past few days. I pray that you and your family are able to celebrate having each other along with many other blessings in your life even though you're feeling bittersweet at this time.

    Happy Thanksgiving ~
    Jo

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  4. I hope your Thanksgiving is full of happy memories and that all the new traditions you forge will be blessed!

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  5. Your faith is so awesome and inspiring. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thinking of you! xo

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  6. Life changes everyday... we lose, we gain, we grow... we can mourn our losses and be sad and yet thankful that we had those moments/memories/loves... they will last a lifetime! My thoughts are with you, Mike, the boys and the rest of your family.

    XOXO

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  7. It is hard to celebrate the first holiday's without loved ones. But I'm with you, those that are thankful are happier
    God Bless you and your family Bev!
    xoxo
    SC

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  8. Ah darling, I love those words, so very true. Wishing you a fabulous holiday season, All the best, Coryanne

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  9. I wish you well, my friend. I hope you have managed through the holidays. I am praying for a peace filled 2012..

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Thanks for your sweet comments... They make my day just that more Golden!