I wish every one of y’all could’ve been at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner! Mind you, our family get togethers are not for the faint of heart! What might be funny to one family could very well scare the 💩right out of another family. To each their own. We had fun!
I must say, food was great! We had a feast! We were really blessed to have mom do all the cooking! We played Apples To Apples. Y’all, my family….. That moment you, very enthusiastically, pick the word ‘quiche’ as the winner because you think the word is ‘quickie’😂! Although, I must say, ‘curvaceous quickie’ does have a nice ring to it! Then again, so does ‘curvaceous quiche’! 🤣 We also played Rook. Dare I say, my sister, Melissa, has the best poker face ever! You would’ve just had to have been there for that one. Trust me though, it was hilarious! And now for the highlight of the evening!
While most families might gather around the living room and name something in which they are most thankful, our family gathers around the table to play “Hey, remember that time you…” It started out innocently enough, cousins picking at each other. “Hey, remember when you wouldn’t talk and you let your sissy talk for you?” It quickly went south. “Hey, remember that time you went to prison?” “Hey, remember that time you called the police on me and they hauled you off in an ambulance?” “Hey, remember that time you got caught shoplifting?” Needless to say, with our family, this little game went on forever! Y’all, we laughed so hard! I mean hard! I would give anything to have recorded that conversation. To some of you reading this blog, this might sound awful, and that’s ok! For us, it’s a gentle reminder that God has brought our family through some rough stuff and we’re still here to laugh about it!
Here’s what I’m most thankful for this year. I’m so thankful that my family can sit around the table and laugh about the things we’ve done, and all we’ve been through. I’m thankful for all the miracles God has done in our family, and is still doing! I’m thankful that our family forgives and gives second, third…basically we give however many chances a person needs! Because that’s what families do! And God knows we’ve had to dole out the chances in this family!
I hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I hope that you will sit around a table and enjoy good food and laugh. I hope that you will remember the past and look forward to the future. I hope that you will forgive, and give how ever many chances people may need. And don’t leave without helping clean up the kitchen!
Psalm 143:5, I remembered the old days, went over all you’ve done, pondered the ways you’ve worked, Stretched out my hands to you, as thirsty for you as a desert thirsty for rain.