As I mix Ron's grandmas homemade roll recipe, and burn the first fire of the winter - I am completely full of thankfulness.
Why the Creator of the universe chose to call me to Himself is something I'll never understand. It's abiding in His calling that covers my life in purpose. That purpose fills every second with assurance that there is a reason for each day, that all I have to do is remain in Him and watch for opportunities to serve Him - normally by serving those around me.
The family that the Lord has surrounded me with is one of the areas of my life that I thank Him for continuously. Always remembering how short our time here truly is by loving them deeply each time we're together.
Today I got word that my daughters' friend lost her father in an accident.
Today we also found out a friend from Crossroads has been given 2 - 3 months to live, completely unexpectedly.
As I bake my rolls I think of these families and can't imagine that they will be able to be thankful tomorrow or that Thanksgiving will even enter their minds. As I bake my rolls I pray for them, and I tell the Lord of my thankfulness for Him in my life.
I'll think of them tomorrow as I express my thankfulness and love to my family and those we spend the day with.
I'm just so thankful...